Pursuant to recently adopted Administrative Order 2014-14, the Court is revamping its process for obtaining pro bono counsel for pro se litigants. Please check back in the near future for further information. In the meantime, inquiries should be directed to FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.
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On April 11, 2013, Carnival’s Imagination cruise ship was at sea upon navigable waters. Plaintiff, a minor, was a passenger on board the Imagination and suffered injuries on or near a water slide. The Parties have reached a settlement, and the Court is seeking an attorney to act as a guardian ad litem for the minor Plaintiff to ensure that the terms of the settlement are in Plaintiff’s best interest and that the recovery is preserved for Plaintiff.
If interested in taking this case, please contact Greg Ingalsbe, Law Clerk to the Honorable Joan Lenard, at Gregory_Ingalsbe@flsd.uscourts.gov
Please include the case number (14-21208) in the subject line of the email. In addition, please provide:
(1) Whether you have ever served as a guardian ad litem, (2) Whether you have any cases pending before Judge Lenard, and (3) Any other information you wish Judge Lenard to consider.
Plaintiff, an insurance company, filed an interpleader action to resolve competing claims for the proceeds of a life insurance policy between Defendants The Christina M. Boyhan Trust and Mark Boyhan. The insurance company has been dismissed from this action. The Court’s pro bono project is seeking an attorney for Mark Boyhan who can assist in discovery, motion practice and trial. Attorneys are requested to familiarize themselves with the case prior to indicating they are interested in serving as counsel. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiff has filed a lawsuit naming 18 separate defendants, and unnamed John and Jane Doe Defendants, based upon a series of events concerning the governance of the Town of South Palm Beach, Florida, including actions by the town and individual defendants that have allegedly infringed upon Plaintiff’s First Amendment rights.
If interested in taking this case, please contact Judge Scola's Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respondent, the mother of a minor child, is alleged to have wrongfully retained the minor child, without Petitioner’s consent, in violation of the Hague Convention and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. A temporary restraining order has been entered against Respondent. The Court is seeking an attorney who can assist Respondent in this matter. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiff, a former employee of the City of Plantation, brings claims against the city and two city employees for discrimination on the basis of race and gender in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. The Court is seeking an attorney to assist in discovery, motion practice, and trial. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Pro se Plaintiff brings this civil rights action against the Broward Sheriff's Office and a Sheriff's Deputy in connection with his arrest on February 16, 2009 while repairing his girlfriend's car in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He claims to have suffered physical injuries as a result of excessive force allegedly used by the Deputy and also claims that the Deputy made racist and verbally abusive remarks to him. The Court is seeking an attorney who can assist in discovery, motion practice and trial. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
Plaintiffs, an attorney and a law firm, have brought suit for copyright infringement and libel against an individual purporting to be their former client. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant posted defamatory client reviews on Craigslist, and used copyrighted materials from Plaintiffs' website in those reviews. Defendant proceeds pro se and has requested the assistance of counsel. The Court accordingly seeks an attorney who can represent Defendant in this action, which is in its early stages.If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov
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Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, alleges that he complained about back and side pains upon his arrival at South Bay Correctional Facility. In 2010, a medical examination revealed that plaintiff had a degenerative disc in his lower back. Plaintiff alleges that other physicians and nurses were aware of his condition and denied him the option to elect surgery, increasing his pain and suffering. Plaintiff further alleges that he is still in need of surgery. As a result, he is paralyzed from his waist down. The Court is seeking an attorney to enter a Special Appearance on behalf of the Plaintiff for the sole purpose of assisting in the pretrial discovery process in accordance with Special Appearance Local Rule 4 (c). Upon completion of discovery, the attorney can either continue with the case or refer it back for further attention. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov. ===================================================================================
Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, alleges that on April 6, 2012, he fell down a flight of fifteen stairs, after suffering from a seizure while being lead to the jail’s barbershop. Plaintiff complained of neck pain at the time, and the nurse determined Plaintiff required medical attention. Plaintiff filed an Inmate Request Form with the Monroe County Detention Facilities on August 31, 2012, stating that on March 27, 2012, officers disregarded his medical needs and placed him on the top-tier of the jail. This placement conflicted with Plaintiff’s Bottom Bunk, Bottom Tier classification due to Plaintiff’s history of seizures. Discovery closes August 9, 2013. The Court is seeking an attorney to enter a Special Appearance on behalf of the plaintiff for the sole purpose of assisting in the pretrial discovery process in accordance with Special Appearance Local Rule 4 (c). Upon completion of discovery, the attorney can either continue with the case or refer it back for further attention. If interested, please contact FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov. ===================================================================================