Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 5:20-cv-214-TKW-MJF

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Seymour v. Dixon, No. 5:20-cv-214-TKW-MJF.

Plaintiff is a paraplegic, wheelchair-bound prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections. Plaintiff is suing Defendant for damages and injunctive relief under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12132 (“ADA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794 (“RA”). Plaintiff claims that prison officials are discriminating against him on the basis of his disability by failing to reasonably accommodate his disability-related bowel incontinence. The claims are described in the Report and Recommendation. ECF No. 62.

Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in 3:21cv487-MCR-HTC

Having resolved the last pending motion for summary judgment, ECF Doc. 69, the Court finds this matter is ready to be set for trial. This Order sets forth the procedures and requirements for the submission of the parties’ pretrial narratives and other trial materials.

Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in 5:18cv160-TKW-HTC

Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Request for Appointment of Counsel. ECF Doc. 74. Plaintiff asserts “the legal issues in this case are complex and will require a skilled litigator to conduct depositions, interrogatories and a trial.” He notes the Eleventh Circuit “sua sponte appointed counsel because the case presented a viable
legal claim” and the lawyer appointed to represent him on appeal “has tried to help [him] obtain legal counsel but has not been successful.”1

Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in 3:20-cv-05421-MCR-MAF

This matter comes before the Court upon sua sponte review. The case survived summary judgment; and settlement negotiations failed. ECF Nos. 63, 66, 118, The case will proceed to trial. ECF No. 117. One year ago, the Court directed the case be directed to the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project (VLP) panel, ECF No. 72. However, an attorney has not volunteered to represent Plaintiff. The Court redirects the case to the VLP panel.  “A plaintiff in a civil case has no constitutional right to counsel.” Bass v. Perrin, 170 F.3d 1312, 1320 (11th Cir. 1999).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the July 29,2021, Administrative Order (Doc. 388) is vacated.  Per Administrative Order,  masks are no longer required to be worn by visitors or employees in Northern District of Florida courthouses. However, the presiding judge retains discretion to require masks in a court proceeding, and anyone who wishes to wear a mask in a courthouse may continue to do so.

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Naturalization Ceremonies Suspended

All naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Florida are suspended through March, 2022. Administrative Order.  Questions regarding naturalization should be directed to USCIS at 800-375-5283.

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Notice of Pro Bono Opportunity in 5:19-cv-00114-MCR-MJF

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Jackson v. Lanier, et al., Case No. 5:19cv114-MCR-MJF.

Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections. He asserts that four Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:21cv255-LC-HTC Williams V. Andrew

On May 13, 2022, the Court ordered Plaintiff to file his pretrial materials, including a pretrial narrative, witness list, and exhibit list by June 3, 2022. ECF Doc. 42. On or about May 31, 2022, Plaintiff submitted a 6-page handwritten document, attempting to comply with the Court’s order. ECF Doc. 43. Reading Plaintiff’s filing liberally, it appears Plaintiff is adopting the facts contained in the affidavit he submitted in response to the Defendants’ motion for summary judgment, ECF Doc. 39, as his narrative.

FLND Press Release May 16, 2022

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida are pleased to announce that Zachary C. Bolitho has been selected to join our district as a full-time magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the Court.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv371-MJF Cooper V. McCoy

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Cooper v. McCoy, Case No. 4:18-cv-371-MJF.
Plaintiff is a prisoner in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:20cv5462-MCR-HTC Lee v. McCraine

This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s March 30, 2022, Motion for Appointment of Counsel. ECF Doc. 77. Upon consideration, although the Court finds Plaintiff has not shown circumstances warranting appointment of counsel, the undersigned will request volunteer counsel on Plaintiff’s behalf.

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