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Pro Se Prisoners Pro Se Non-Prisoners
Pro Se Prisoner Handbook Pro Se Non-Prisoner Handbook
Appendix II: Prisoner Forms (ALL)
Individual Forms
Complaint Sample
Civil Rights Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Habeas Petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
Habeas Petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254
Motion to Vacate Sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255
Application to Proceed without Prepayment of Costs (In Forma Pauperis)
Consent to Collection of Fees from Trust Account
Prisoner Trust Account Form
Consent to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge
Certificate of Service Sample
Notice of Appeal
Appendix II: Non-Prisoner Forms (ALL)
Individual Forms
ECF Registration Form
Complaint Sample
Application to Proceed without Prepayment of Costs (In Forma Pauperis)
Summons (AO 440)
Summons (FOIA)
Civil Cover Sheet (JS 44)
Consent to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge
Affidavit of Service Sample
Certificate of Service Sample
Notice of Appeal

ECF is available 24/7 for filing by those with a login and password unless they are ordered otherwise by the Court. The Clerk’s Office is open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. There is an after-hours drop box and time stamp available at the Third Street entrance to the courthouse. However, documents that are labeled UNDER SEAL should only be filed during regular business hours at the Clerk's Office and not left in the after-hours drop box.