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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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.
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(b); World Outreach Conf. Ctr. v. City of Chicago, 234 F. Supp. 3d 904 (N.D. Ill. 2017). 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.