IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
April 12, 2011
AMOS BEN ISRAEL PLAINTIFF,
I.D.O.C. (ACTING DIRECTOR ) GLADYSE TAYLOR, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
In response to this Court's March 14, 2011 memorandum order, pro se plaintiff Amos Ben Israel ("Ben Israel")*fn1 has filed a motion for extension of time to provide the requested information as to his exhaustion or nonexhaustion of administrative remedies. This Court has no problem with granting such an extension, but it appears very possible that when the facts are sorted out it may be necessary to conduct a Pavey hearing (see Pavey v. Conley, 544 F.3d 739 (7th Cir. 2008)) to resolve the exhaustion issue.
This Court has accordingly inquired of Alan Mills, Esq., who
has been setting up a program for that purpose in cooperation with the Winston & Strawn law firm, to obtain the name of a volunteer lawyer to look into that matter and report to the parties and this Court. Accordingly Ben Israel's motion for a 90-day extension to June 28, 2011 is denied, because this Court anticipates obtaining the name of counsel for such an appointment well in advance of that date.