There are numerous pro bono opportunities available for volunteer counsel. A brief case description and copies of the CMECF docket are available for review on the Court’s website found at www.flsd.uscourts.gov under Volunteer Opportunities located on the right side of the webpage. If you are interested in volunteering, contact information for each case is listed.FIRST PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY

Pronmon et al v. Styles et al (12-80674-CIV-MARRA)

Pro se Plaintiff, the owner of an international company that purchases, restores and sells classic automobiles, brings a Complaint for intellectual property violations against Defendant, a computer software engineer. Plaintiff alleges that after Defendant breached a contract to buy an automobile, Defendant initiated an internet defamation and harassment campaign, which included redirecting internet users who were looking for Plaintiffs website to Defendants website. The Court is seeking an attorney who can assist in discovery, motio n practice and trial. If interested, please contact [email protected].

SECOND PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY

Evans v. Steed (12-80648-CIV-MARRA)

A pro se plaintiff brings, pursuant to section 1983, claims against prison officials in their individual capacity for excessive force and failure to intervene. He claims injuries which include a swollen eye, scratched cornea, cataracts and attests that he now suffers from migraine headaches. The case is currently scheduled for trial in August 2014, but is likely to be moved to a later date. The case has proceeded past summary judgment and therefore the Court is seeking an attorney to conduct the trial of the case. If interested, please contact [email protected].

THIRD PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY

Cummings v. New England Compounding Center et al (12-81413-CV-Dimitrouleas)

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 [email protected].

FOURTH PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY

Escalera v. Monroe County Detention Center, et al. (12-10057-CV-Moore)

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 jails barbershop. Plaintiff! complai ned 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 Plaintiffs Bottom Bunk, Bottom Tier classification due to Plaintiffs 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 [email protected].