The Factors for Consideration when Assigning an Attorney to Your Civil case
(1) whether the indigent's claims seem likely to be of substance;
(2) whether the indigent is able to investigate the crucial facts concerning his/her claim;
(3) whether conflicting evidence implicating the need for cross-examination will be the major proof presented to the fact finder;
(4) whether the legal issues involved are complex; and
(5) whether there are any special reasons why appointment of counsel would be more likely to lead to a just determination.
"1. attorney, lawyer, legal adviser;"
II. Legal Citations
28 USC §1915(e)(1) | Proceedings in Forma Pauperis
"(e)(1) The court may request an attorney to represent any person unable to afford counsel."
III. Case Law
|1||Bass v Perrin, 170 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 1999)|
|1||Collins v Homestead, 452 F.App'x 848 (11th Cir. 2011)|
|1||Colon v Homeland Security, 6:12-cv-001447 (USFLMD 11/27/12)|
|1||FTD v Lalonde, 545 F.App'x 825 (11th Cir. 2013)|
|1||Hendricks v Coughlin, 114 F.3d 390, 392 (2d Cir. 1997)|
|2||Hodge v Police Officers, 802 F.2d 58 (2d Cir. 1986)|
|3||In re Martin-Trigona, 737 F.2d 1254 (2d Cir. 1984)|
|1||Kilgo v Ricks, 983 F.2d 189 (11th Cir. 1993)|
|1||Larez v Homeland Security, 8:09-cv-001010 (USFLMD 9/4/09)|
|1||Poole v Lambert, 819 F.2d 1025 (11th Cir. 1987)|
|4||Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Charles W. Sears Real Estate, Inc., 865 F.2d 22 (2d Cir. 1988)|
IV. Quick Commentary
- USFLND: frequently broadcasts openings for pro bono work.
- Note: Courts rarely grant requests for free appointment of counsel (on civil cases).
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