Robinson v. Social Security, Commissioner of

Filing 7

ORDER Denying 3 Application for Appointment of Counsel filed by Raynell James Robinson. Signed by Magistrate Judge Mark A. Randon. (Miles, M)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION RAYNELL JAMES ROBINSON, Plaintiff, CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-12792 v. DISTRICT JUDGE NANCY G. EDMUNDS COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARK A. RANDON Defendant. _____________________________/ ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL WITHOUT PREJUDICE The plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, has filed an application for appointment of counsel. “[A]ppointment of counsel in a civil case is . . . a matter within the discretion of the court. It is a privilege and not a right.” Childs v. Pellegrin, 822 F.2d 1382, 1384 (6th Cir. 1987)(quoting United States v. Madden, 352 F.2d 792, 793 (9th Cir. 1965)); see also Hoggard v. Purkett, 29 F.3d 469, 471 (8th cir. 1994) (“In exercising its discretion, the district court should consider the legal complexity of the case, the factual complexity of the case, and the [plaintiff’s] ability to investigate and present his claims, along with any other relevant factors.”) In this case, the interests of justice do not require appointment of counsel at this time. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the plaintiff’s application for appointment of counsel is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. s/Mark A. Randon MARK A. RANDON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Dated: June 29, 2012 -1- Certificate of Service I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served on the parties of record on this date, June 29, 2012, by electronic and/or first class U.S. mail. s/Melody R. Miles Case Manager to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Randon (313) 234-5542 -2-

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