Robinson v. Social Security, Commissioner of
ORDER Denying 3 Application for Appointment of Counsel filed by Raynell James Robinson. Signed by Magistrate Judge Mark A. Randon. (Miles, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
RAYNELL JAMES ROBINSON,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-12792
DISTRICT JUDGE NANCY G. EDMUNDS
MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARK A. RANDON
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
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
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
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