Brown v. Nebr. Dept. of Correctional Svs.. et al

Filing 10

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel (Filing No. 8 ) is denied without prejudice. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(TCL )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA CORNELIUS BROWN, Plaintiff, v. PAUL RODREGUIEZ, Case Manager et al., Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 4:14CV3071 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Plaintiff Cornelius Brown has filed a motion seeking the appointment of counsel. (Filing No. 8.) The court cannot routinely appoint counsel in civil cases. In Davis v. Scott, 94 F.3d 444, 447 (8th Cir. 1996), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals explained that “[i]ndigent civil litigants do not have a constitutional or statutory right to appointed counsel. . . . The trial court has broad discretion to decide whether both the plaintiff and the court will benefit from the appointment of counsel . . . .” Id. (quotation and citation omitted). No such benefit is apparent here. Thus, the request for the appointment of counsel is denied without prejudice to reassertion. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel (Filing No. 8) is denied without prejudice. DATED this 24th day of June, 2014. BY THE COURT: Richard G. Kopf Senior United States District Judge

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