Young v. City of Omaha et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel Filing No. 20 ) is denied. Ordered by Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (AOA)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
CITY OF OMAHA, et al.,
CASE NO. 8:11CV387
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel. (Filing No.
20.) 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. The request for the appointment of
counsel is therefore denied without prejudice.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel Filing No.
20) is denied.
DATED this14th day of June, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/Laurie Smith Camp
Chief United States District Judge
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