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All Forms - Civil Forms

Form Number Form Name
CA11 Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Petition (28 U.S.C. § 2244)
CA11 Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence (28 U.S.C. § 2255(h)
AO 239 Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long Form) (In non-prisoner cases, most judges will require use of the long form over the short form.)
AO 240 Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Short Form) (In non-prisoner cases, most judges will require use of the long form over the short form.)
AO 133 Bill of Costs
JS 44 Civil Cover Sheet
AO 451 Clerk's Certification of a Judgment to be Registered in Another District
Pro Se 2 Complaint and Request for Injunction
Pro Se 1 Complaint for a Civil Case
Pro Se 4 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging Breach of Contract
Pro Se 5 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging Negligence
Pro Se 6 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging that the Defendant Owes the Plaintiff a Sum of Money
Pro Se 7 Complaint for Employment Discrimination
Pro Se 12 Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Relief
Pro Se 13 Complaint for Review of Social Security Decision
Pro Se 9 Complaint for Specific Performance or Damages Based on a Contract to Convey Real Property
Pro Se 10 Complaint for the Conversion of Property
Pro Se 15 Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights (Non-Prisoner)
Pro Se 14 Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights (Prisoner)
Pro Se 8 Complaint for Violations of Fair Labor Standards
Pro Se 3 Defendant’s Answer to the Complaint
AO 450 Judgment in a Civil Case
AO 243 Motion to Vacate/Set Aside Sentence (Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255)
AO 398 Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons
AO 85 Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
AO 85A Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Dispositive Motion to a Magistrate Judge
AO 242 Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
AO 241 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254
MDFL Prisoner Civil Rights Affidavit of Indigency
MDFL Prisoner Civil Rights Instructions
AO 88 Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action
AO 88B Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action
AO 88A Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Civil Action
AO 441 Summons on Third-Party Complaint
Pro Se 11 Third Party Complaint
AO 399 Waiver of the Service of Summons
AO 445 Warrant for the Arrest of a Witness in a Civil Case
MDFL Writ of Execution