Filing Without an Attorney

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Pro Se Information & Forms

Standing Order 94-2: Standing Practice Order in Pro Se Plaintiff Cases (Amended 2/8/11)

Complaint Filing Instructions PDF | WordPerfect

AO-240 In Forma Pauperis PDF (fillable)

Pro Se Complaint Form: PDF | WordPerfect

JS-44 Form (Civil Coversheet): PDF (fillable)

JS-44 (Civil Coversheet) Instructions: PDF

AO-085 Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge

Instructions for Pro Se Plaintiff proceeding In Forma Pauperis (Proceeding without prepayment of fees)

AO-398 Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver

AO-399 Waiver of the Service of Summons

USM-285 Process Receipt and Return and Instructions for Service of Process by U.S. Marshal

ECF Registration Form: PDF (fillable)


Prisoner Filing Information & Forms

Standing Order 94-2: Standing Practice Order in Pro Se Plaintiff Cases (Amended 2/8/11)

Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint: PDF  | WordPerfect

Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint Coversheet: PDF | WordPerfect

Prisoner Disbursement Authorization (Civil Rights): PDF | WordPerfect

Prisoner In Forma Pauperis (Civil Rights): PDF | WordPerfect

§ 2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State): PDF

§ 2241 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Federal): PDF

AO-240 Prisoner In Forma Pauperis PDF (Habeas Petitions): PDF

§ 2255 Motion to Vacate: PDF

AO-085 Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge

Instructions for Pro Se Plaintiff proceeding In Forma Pauperis (Proceeding without prepayment of fees)

AO-398 Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver

AO-399 Waiver of the Service of Summons

USM-285 Process Receipt and Return and Instructions for Service of Process by U.S. Marshal