Federal Court Pro Bono Case Announcement

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada seeks a guardian ad litem and an attorney to represent pro se plaintiff Gregory G. Grant in Grant v. Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center, case number 2:14-cv-01640-JCM-CWH. Mr. Grant is an inmate at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada, who suffers from mental illness. Following a competency hearing, the court determined that Mr. Grant is incompetent under Rule 17(c)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The appointment would be for the limited purpose of (1) investigating what claims, if any, Mr. Grant may have against the Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center, which he alleges has failed to adequately advocate for his rights with respect to the Nevada Department of Corrections; (2) taking appropriate steps to pursue those claims; and (3) evaluating whether the case is appropriate for alternative dispute resolution under Local Rule 16-5. By seeking representation for Mr. Grant, the court is not expressing an opinion on the merits of his case. Interested attorneys should contact Magistrate Judge Hoffman’s chambers at 702-464-5580 for more information.