Vartanpour v. Neven et al
ORDER that this case is referred to the Pro Bono Program under General Order 2016-02 for the purpose of identifying an attorney willing to be appointed as a pro bono attorney for Plaintiff Rafik Vartanpour. The scope of the appointment will be for representing Plaintiff to the conclusion of this case. FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court must forward this order to the Pro Bono Liaison. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman on 9/11/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF: cc M. Tieu - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
D.W. NEVEN, et al.,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00951-JAD-CWH
This inmate civil-rights case arises out of a dispute regarding whether Nevada state prison
staff improperly opened Plaintiff Rafik Vartanpour’s mail from the Netherlands Consulate General
outside of his presence. On September 7, 2017, the court entered an order granting Plaintiff Rafik
Vartanpour’s motion for appointment of an attorney. (Order (ECF No. 74).) On September 8,
2017, the parties participated in a settlement conference. (Mins. of Proceedings (ECF No. 75).)
The settlement conference will be reconvened on November 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., at which time
the parties will engage in further negotiations. In light of its previous order granting Plaintiff’s
request for an attorney, the court hereby refers this case to the court’s pro bono program.
IT IS ORDERED that this case is referred to the Pro Bono Program under General Order
2016-02 for the purpose of identifying an attorney willing to be appointed as a pro bono attorney
for Plaintiff Rafik Vartanpour. The scope of the appointment will be for representing Plaintiff to
the conclusion of this case.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court must forward this order to the Pro
DATED: September 11, 2017
C.W. Hoffman, Jr.
United States Magistrate Judge
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