Pace v. Hurst Boilers & Welding Co.
ORDER denying 55 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Ordered by Judge Hugh Lawson on 11/2/2011. (nbp)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Civil Action 7:10-CV-116 (HL)
HURST BOILER & WELDING CO.,
This case is before the Court on Plaintiff=s Motion to Appoint Counsel (Doc.
Civil litigants do not have an absolute constitutional right to the appointment of
counsel. Poole v. Lambert, 819 F.2d 1025, 1028 (11th Cir. 1987). Instead, the
appointment of counsel in a civil case is “a privilege that is justified only by
exceptional circumstances, such as where the facts and legal issues are so novel or
complex as to require the assistance of a trained practitioner.” Id. Here, there are not
any exceptional circumstances that could possibly justify the appointment of counsel
for Plaintiff. Plaintiff's claim is a typical Title VII claim. This case does not involve
novel or complex issues as to require the assistance of a trained practitioner.
Further, the Court has already determined that Plaintiff’s claims lack merit.
Plaintiff=s Motion to Appoint Counsel (Doc. 55) is denied.
SO ORDERED, this the 2nd day of November, 2011.
HUGH LAWSON, SENIOR JUDGE
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