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Pro Bono Opportunity in case 4:18cv207

Friday, September 27, 2019

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a prisoner civil rights action. The case is David T. Curry v. Secretary Mark S. Inch, Dr. Luis Lopez, and Dr. Simone Vilchez, case no. 4:18cv207-RH/CAS. Plaintiff’s civil rights complaint alleges the denial of timely and appropriate medical care for the Hepatitis-C Virus. Further detail is provided in the second amended complaint, ECF No. 23, the Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 63, and Order adopting the Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 69.

A trial date has not been set, nor have deadlines for submitting witness and exhibit lists been set. Discovery has not yet been directed.

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. §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.

An attorney who wishes to appear should file a notice of appearance by November 15, 2019.