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Good v. Heefner

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


December 12, 2008

SANDRA L. GOOD, PLAINTIFF
v.
DENNIS C. HEEFNER, SYLVIA STONER, AND JOHN TRISH DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christopher C. Conner United States District Judge

(Judge Conner)

ORDER

AND NOW, this 12th day of December, 2008, upon consideration of pro se plaintiff's motion (Doc. 73) for appointment of counsel to assist plaintiff in litigating the above-captioned case,*fn1 and it appearing that plaintiff possesses the competency to present the merits of her case, see Tabron v. Grace, 6 F.3d 147, 155-56 (3d Cir. 1993) (describing plaintiff's ability to present her case as a key factor in the appointment of counsel standard found in 28 U.S.C. § 1915(d)), and that resolution of plaintiff's claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 neither implicates complex legal or factual issues, nor requires significant factual investigation or the testimony of expert witnesses, see id. at 155-57 (listing factors relevant to an in forma pauperis request for civil counsel), it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 73) for appointment of counsel is DENIED.

2. Should further proceedings demonstrate the need for counsel, the matter may be reconsidered either sua sponte or upon a motion by plaintiff. See Tabron, 6 F.3d at 156-57.


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