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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Covid Verification Statement MCR

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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.

Courthouse Contact Information

Use the links below to find contact information for District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation, and other agencies in each courthouse location.

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.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv282 Hill v. Johnson

This  is  notice  of  an  opportunity  to  provide  pro  bono  service  either individually or by overseeing  work  of  a  law  student  or  other  qualified individual, including, for example, a
retired attorney.  The  case  is  Deonsey  Lonte  Johnson  v.  Jerry  Hill,  No.  4:18cv282- MW/MAF. A jury trial is set for on June 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.  The trial will probably last three days.

 

Availability of Federal Public Defender Position Northern District of Florida

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applicants for the Federal Public Defender position for the Northern District of Florida stationed at Tallahassee. The Federal Public Defender serves a four-year term and may seek reappointment. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel and supervises a staff of full-time attorneys and administrative and clerical personnel.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 5:19-cv-0291-TKW-MJF Garrison v. Pope

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Garrison v. Pope, Case No. 5:19-cv-291-TKW/MJF.
Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, alleges that two Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Plaintiff alleges that on January 15, 2019, the Defendants maliciously sprayed a chemical agent directly into his cell in response to Plaintiff informing them that he was having an asthmatic attack.

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