White v. Russell et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER -....IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel is DENIED without prejudice. [Doc. 9]. Signed by District Judge Charles A. Shaw on 5/17/2017. (MRC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ANTONIO RICARDO WHITE,
TERRY RUSSELL, et al.,
No. 4:16-CV-886 CAS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff moves for appointment of counsel.
After considering the motion and the
pleadings, the motion is denied without prejudice to refiling at a later time.
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.
Plaintiff has presented non-frivolous allegations in his second amended complaint
relating to his failure to protect claims. However, he has demonstrated, at this point, that he can
adequately present his claims to the Court. Additionally, neither the factual nor the legal issues
in this case are complex.
The Court will entertain future motions for appointment of counsel as the case
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for appointment of counsel is
DENIED without prejudice. [Doc. 9]
CHARLES A. SHAW
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 17th day of May, 2017.
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