Hayes v. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECFNo. 3) is DENIED, without prejudice.. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 5/27/15. (JWJ)
UNITED STATES DISTRJCT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
GLENN HA YES,
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS, )
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel, filed on
April 20, 2015 (ECF No. 3).
With respect to Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel, there is no constitutional or
statutory right to appointed counsel in a civil case. Nelson v. Redfield Lithograph Printing, 728
F.2d 1003, 1004 (8th Cir. 1984). In determining whether to appoint counsel, courts consider
factors that include whether the plaintiff has presented non-frivolous allegations supporting his
prayer for relief, whether the plaintiff will substantially benefit from the appointment of counsel,
whether there is a need to further investigate and present the facts related to the plaintiffs
allegations, and whether the factual and legal issues presented by the action are complex. See
Battle v. Armantrout, 902 F.2d 701, 702 (8th Cir. 1990); Johnson v. Williams , 788 F.2d 1319,
1322-23 (8th Cir. 1986); Nelson, 728 F.2d at 1005.
After considering Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel, in view of the relevant
factors, the Court finds that the facts and legal issues presented in the instant case are not so
complex as to warrant the appointment of counsel at this time. In addition, the pleadings filed by
Glenn Hayes indicate that he is capable of presenting the facts and legal issues without the
assistance of counsel. Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel will therefore be denied.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF
No. 3) is DENIED, without prejudice.
Dated this 27th day of May, 2015.
RONNIE L. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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