Ville v. Family Resource Home Care

Filing 7

ORDER REFERRING TO PRO BONO PANEL re plaintiff's 4 MOTION to Appoint Counsel; clerk directed to renote motion for 7/14/17 by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (RS) cc plaintiff, S Haas

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 ISATU VILLE, Plaintiff, 9 10 v. 11 FAMILY RESOURCE HOME CARE, 12 Defendant. 13 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. C17-0606 RSM ORDER DEFERRING MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL AND REFERRING MATTER TO PRO BONO SCREENING PANEL 14 15 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel. Dkt. #4. 16 Plaintiff states that she contacted Seattle’s Employ Legal Clinic, and was informed that 17 someone would get back to her, but that never occurred. Id. Plaintiff has been granted leave to 18 proceed in forma pauperis in this matter. Dkt. #3. The Complaint was filed on May 5, 2017. 19 20 21 Dkt. #6. Summonses have been issued and mailed to Plaintiff for service, but no one has yet appeared on behalf of Defendant. 22 In her Complaint, Plaintiff alleges employment discrimination based on national origin 23 and race, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Dkt. #6 at 4. She provides extensive 24 background to the claims in this matter, including allegations of actions taken by specific 25 26 supervisors on specific dates. Id. at 2-24. Plaintiff further alleges that she is a black female 27 from Sierra Leone, and asserts that her supervisor discharged her for those reasons, and in 28 retaliation for participating in protected activity. Dkt. #6 at 2-4. Plaintiff made a complaint to ORDER PAGE - 1 1 2 3 4 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), which issued her a right-to-sue letter on March 30, 2017. Id. at 25-26. This matter followed. This District has adopted a plan for the representation of pro se plaintiffs in civil rights actions. General Order 10-05. In accordance with that plan, the court refers Plaintiff’s motion 5 to appoint counsel to the Nonprisoner Civil Rights Case Screening Committee (“Screening 6 7 Committee”) for review and a recommendation as to whether the court should appoint counsel. 8 The Clerk SHALL provide a copy of the Complaint to the Screening panel, along with the 9 motion. 10 The Clerk SHALL RENOTE Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of counsel (Dkt. #4) 11 for July 14, 2017. However, the Court will not consider the motion until it receives the 12 13 14 Screening Committee’s recommendation. DATED this 12th day of May 2017. 15 A 16 17 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER PAGE - 2

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