Green v. Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester et al

Filing 17

DECISION & ORDER denying 3 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by Hon. Marian W. Payson on 10/29/2014. (KAH)

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-PS- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK YOLANDA ESTELLE GREEN, Plaintiff, DECISION and ORDER 14-CV-6315CJS(P) -vCONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES OF ROCHESTER; LISA HOCHLANDER, DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING; JASON TRACY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; MICHAEL RILEY, DIRECTOR OF STAFF and STACI, STAFF; Defendants. Plaintiff has requested appointment of counsel (Docket No. 3). There is no constitutional right to appointed counsel in civil cases. Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915(e), the Court may appoint counsel to assist indigent litigants. See, e.g., Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Charles W. Sears Real Estate, Inc., 865 F.2d 22, 23 (2d Cir.1988). Plaintiff was denied permission to proceed as a poor person because she was not indigent. The application for appointment of counsel is, therefore, denied. SO ORDERED. DATED: Rochester, New York October 29, 2014 s/Marian W. Payson MARIAN W. PAYSON United States Magistrate Judge

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