Pro Bono Opportunity in case 3:19cv126

Monday, December 9, 2019

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Parker v. Esper, Case No. 3:19cv126-MCR-HTC.

Plaintiff is a non-prisoner alleging Title VII violations against the Secretary of the Department of Defense. Plaintiff alleges the Defense Commissary Agency (“DCA”) failed to give him a reasonable accommodation for his disability. As a result, he claims that DCA created “an unsafe work area” and discriminated against him when they fired him. Plaintiff states that he is a “joint-employee” of both DCA and Brevard Achievement Center. Further detail is provided in the complaint (ECF Doc. 1).

Discovery has begun between Plaintiff and Defendant.

Public funds are not available for the payment of attorney’s fees. Fees may be recoverable under applicable law if Plaintiff ultimately prevails. See 42 U.S.C. §2000e; Christiansburg Garment Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Comm'n, 434 U.S. 412, 417 (1978). Limited funds sometimes are available from the district’s Bench and Bar Fund for the payment of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by an attorney 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. An attorney who wishes to provide representation may contact the clerk’s office for the Plaintiff’s contact information and may enter the case by filing a notice of appearance.

The clerk is directed to update the docket to reflect that the proper Defendant is Mark. T. Esper.

DONE AND ORDERED this 9th day of December, 2019.