Ordonez v. Canyons School District

Filing 50

MEMORANDUM DECISION and ORDER granting 28 Motion to Appoint Counsel. The CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED to locate pro bono counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse on 3/23/2015. (jds)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH, CENTRAL DIVISION SONIA ORDONEZ, MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL Plaintiff, Case No. 2:13-cv-245-DAK-EJF v. Judge Dale A. Kimball CANYONS SCHOOL DISTRICT, Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse Defendant. On September 30, 2013, Plaintiff Sonia Ordonez, proceeding in forma pauperis, filed a Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. 13.) This Court denied that Motion on October 4, 2013. (ECF No. 18.) Defendant Canyons School District (“Canyons”) moved this Court to dismiss all of Ms. Ordonez’s Causes of Action as untimely and alternatively to dismiss Ms. Ordonez’s First and Third Causes of Action for failure to state a claim. (ECF No. 23.) Canyons’ Reply brief concedes discovery is necessary to determine whether Ms. Ordonez timely filed this action. (Reply 2, ECF No. 25.) On June 5, 2014, Ms. Ordonez moved the Court to appoint counsel for her. The in forma pauperis statute permits this Court to “request an attorney to represent any person unable to afford counsel.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(1). Given the current state of this case, the Court believes assistance of counsel would greatly facilitate this case. Accordingly, the CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED to locate pro bono counsel. Dated this 23d day of March, 2015. BY THE COURT: Evelyn J. Furse United States Magistrate Judge

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