Terry v. Fields et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER : IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs motion for appointment of counsel is DENIED without prejudice. (Doc. No. 12 .) Signed by District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on 11/03/2016. (KCB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JEROME FIELDS, et al.,
Case No. 4:16CV01268 AGF
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff=s motion for appointment of counsel in this
civil rights action. There is no constitutional right for a pro se plaintiff to have counsel appointed
in a civil case, although a district court has discretion to appoint an attorney to handle such a case
when necessary. Phillips v. Jasper County Jail, 437 F.3d. 791, 794 (8th Cir. 2006). Among the
factors a court should consider in making this determination are the legal and factual complexity of
the case, the ability of the plaintiff to investigate the facts and present his claim, and to what degree
the plaintiff and the court would benefit from such an appointment. Id.
Upon review of the file and the relevant factors, the Court finds that appointment of
counsel is unnecessary at this time.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of counsel is
DENIED without prejudice. (Doc. No. 12.)
AUDREY G. FLEISSIG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 3rd day of November, 2016.
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