Pro Bono Opportunity in case 1:17cv241

Friday, December 21, 2018

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in Mann v. Calderon, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-241-MW-GRJ.

Plaintiff, an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections, currently incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution, seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in connection with alleged deliberate indifference to Plaintiff’s serious medical needs. A Clerk’s default has been entered with respect to two defendants, and the Court is prepared to set an evidentiary hearing with respect to Plaintiff’s damages claim.

Public funds are not available for payment of attorney’s fees. Fees may be recoverable under applicable law if Plaintiff ultimately prevails. See 42 U.S.C. § 1988. Limited funds sometimes are available from the district’s Bench and Bar Fund for payment of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by attorneys providing representation of this type.

Members of the district’s bar will be afforded access to the electronic docket without charge for the purpose of considering whether to undertake the representation. Any attorney who wishes to provide representation should contact Plaintiff directly and may enter the case by filing a notice of appearance.