Tuesday, June 29, 2021
This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Hall v. Martin & May, Case No. 5:19-cv-471-TKW/MJF.
Plaintiff is a civil detainee at the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia, Florida. He alleges against two Defendants claims of excessive force, deliberate indifference to a serious medical need, and retaliation.
Plaintiff alleges that on March 28, 2019, Defendants repeatedly punched and hit him in his abdomen and placed him in confinement in retaliation for Plaintiff filing grievances to the Florida Department of Corrections. Plaintiff also alleges that Defendants denied Plaintiff use of his urinary catheters.
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 Conference 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.
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 Plaintiff directly and may enter the case by filing a notice of appearance.
2. Plaintiff’s motion to appoint counsel (Doc. 40) is DENIED without prejudice.
SO ORDERED this 29th day of June, 2021.