(a) DOCKETING, ASSIGNMENT, AND JUDICIAL REVIEW. The clerk must docket, assign, and submit to a judge for preliminary review a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. The judge must authorize the action before the clerk issues process and before a party requests waiver of service of process. Before authorization, no party or other person must respond to any paper, except a court order.
(b) DEDUCTION FROM RECOVERY. If represented by an appointed lawyer, an in forma pauperis party consents to an order deducting from any recovery a reasonable attorney’s fee, costs, and reasonably necessary expenses.