Shafer v. Cincinnati City of
ORDER appointing pro bono counsel in mediation proceeding. Attorney Michael J. Bronson, of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP appointed to represent plaintiff in this matter for the limited purpose of assisting with mediation proceedings. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz on 5/28/2014. (art)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Case No. 1: 13cv581
City of Cincinnati,
PRO BONO COUNSEL IN
On May 28, 2014, prose plaintiffEric Shafer signed an "Agreement to Limited
Appointment of Attorney for Mediation Assistance." The court will now appoint Attorney
Michael J. Bronson ofVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP to represent the plaintiff in the
above-captioned action solely for the limited purpose of assisting the plaintiff with mediation.
Attorney Michael J. Bronson is not obligated to conduct any discovery, to prepare or respond to
any motions or to participate in the trial of this case. Upon the conclusion of the mediation, his
representation of plaintiff Eric Shafer will end. Accordingly,
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that Attorney Michael J. Bronson be and
hereby is appointed to pro bono representation of pro se plaintiff Eric Shafer for mediation
purposes only in this action.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this proceeding be and hereby is transferred to
United States Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman for mediation and the parties shall appear
at such time as she shall designate.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall mediate their dispute in good faith.
IT IS ALSO ORDERED that the parties shall not file or reveal to this court or its staff
any discussions or facts disclosed during mediation without the prior consent of the adverse
At the conclusion of the mediation, Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman will advise
the district court judge whether mediation has been successful and will not otherwise reveal any
information concerning the action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States Magistrate Judge
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