Jackson v. U.S. Department of Labor et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: 3 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel (doc. 3.) is DENIED.. Signed by Magistrate Judge David D. Noce on 7/14/15. (KKS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
GLENDA T. JACKSON,
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, et al.,
No. 4:15 CV 821 DDN
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel.
There is no constitutional or statutory right to appointed counsel in civil cases.
Nelson v. Redfield Lithograph Printing, 728 F.2d 1003, 1004 (8th Cir. 1984). In determining
whether to appoint counsel, the Court considers several factors, including (1) whether the
plaintiff has presented non-frivolous allegations supporting his or her prayer for relief; (2)
whether the plaintiff will substantially benefit from the appointment of counsel; (3) whether
there is a need to further investigate and present the facts related to the plaintiff's allegations; and
(4) whether the factual and legal issues presented by the action are complex. See Johnson v.
Williams, 788 F.2d 1319, 1322-23 (8th Cir. 1986); Nelson, 728 F.2d at 1005. After considering
these factors, the Court finds that the facts and legal issues involved are not so complicated that
the appointment of counsel is warranted at this time.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel
(doc. 3.) is DENIED.
/s/ David D. Noce
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Signed on July 14, 2015.
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