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Civil Forms

Criminal Forms

Pro Se Forms

Attorney Admission

General

 

 

Civil Forms

Forms for Commencing an Action in the District Court (including Removals)

To open a new civil case, complete these forms and send to: wiwd_newcases@wiwd.uscourts.gov

 

JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet

 

New Case Party Information Form

 

 

Summons or Waiver of Service

 

Summons in a Civil Action - AO 440

If you wish to create your own summons form, you must use the language provided and include a signature line for both the clerk of court and a deputy clerk.

 

Third Party Summons in a Civil Action - AO 441

Use this summons when filing a third-party complaint. If you wish to create your own summons form, then you must use the language provided and include a signature line for both the clerk of court and a deputy clerk.

 

Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons - AO 398

Used with form AO 399. Use when requesting waiver of service of summons.

 

Waiver of Service of Summons - AO 399

Used with form AO 398. Use when requesting waiver of service of summons.

 

 

Forms Distributed by the Clerk at the Time of Commencing an Action
 

Notice, Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge - AO 85

 

Notice of Assignment to a Magistrate Judge and Consent/Request for Reassignment
This form is used only in cases assigned to Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker. Complete this form and send to consents@wiwd.uscourts.gov two weeks prior to the Preliminary Pretrial Conference.  Do not electronically file this form.

 

Disclosure of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interest
To be completed by all corporate parties.

 

Notice to Creditors in a United States Foreclosure Action
Explains the role of creditors listed as defendants in U.S. foreclosure actions.

 

Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action Regarding a Patent or Trademark - AO 120
The clerk's office distributes this form to the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 290 and/or 15 U.S.C. § 1116.

 

Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal Regarding a Copyright - AO 121
The clerk's office distributes this form to the Register of Copyrights pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 508.

 

 

Subpoena Forms

 

Subpoena in a Civil Case - AO 88


Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Civil Action - AO 88A

 

Subpoena to Produce Documents or Information, or to Permit Inspection of Premises - AO 88B

 

 

Entry of Default and Default Judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 55

 

Default Judgment Packet - Instructions and Forms

 

 

Appeal Forms 

 

Notice of Appeal

 

Appeal Packet for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Seventh Circuit Transcript Information Sheet

 

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Transcript Purchase Order
Complete within 10 days of filing a Notice of Appeal.

 

For additional information see http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

 

 

Other Forms

  

Exhibit Form (PDF) and (Word) - Please reproduce on yellow paper

 

Electronic Transcript Instructions and Notice of Intent to Request Redaction
Information regarding the availability of transcripts of court proceedings.  During the first 90 days after a transcript is produced, copies are available only through the court reporter.  After 90 days, the restrictions is removed and a copy may be purchased from PACER or the clerk's office.

 

Notice of Appearance - AO 458

  

Bill of Costs - AO 133

  

Rules Governing Judicial Misconduct or Disability and Complaint Form

 

 

Criminal Forms

Criminal Justice Act

 

CJA 21 Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services

 

CJA 23 Financial Affidavit

 

CJA 24 Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript

 

 

Subpoena Forms

 

Subpoena in a Criminal Case - AO 89

 

 

Appeal Forms

 

Notice of Appeal

 

Appeal Packet for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Seventh Circuit Transcript Information Sheet

 

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Transcript Purchase Form
Complete within 10 days of filing a Notice of Appeal.

 

For additional information see http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

 

 

Other Forms


Electronic Transcript Instructions and Notice of Intent to Request Redaction
Information regarding the availability of transcripts of court proceedings.  During the first 90 days after a transcript is produced, copies are available only through the court reporter.  After 90 days, the restrictions is removed and a copy may be purchased from PACER or the clerk's office.

 

Notice of Appearance - AO 458

 

Exhibit Form - Please reproduce on yellow paper

 

Notice Regarding § 3582 Motions

 

New Notice Regarding § 3582 Motions; effective July 14, 2011

 

 

Pro Se Forms

Non-Prisoner Complaint Package - Instructions and Forms
For use in filing a civil complaint without the assistance of counsel.

 

Prisoner Complaint Package - Instructions and Forms for Filing a Civil Rights Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

 

Petition and Affidavit to Proceed without Prepayment of Fees
Use this form to request that the court waive prepayment of the civil filing fee.

 

CM/ECF Registration Form for Pro Se Litigants

 

Exhibit List and Procedure for Pro Se Litigants

 

Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge Barbara B. Crabb

 

Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge William M. Conley

 

Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge James D. Peterson

 

Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct a Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody - AO 243

 

State Habeas Corpus Package - 28 U.S.C. § 2254

 

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in Federal Custody - 28 U.S.C. § 2241

 

 

Attorney Admission Forms

Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Please register for CM/ECF prior to completing this form. Once registered, the attorney seeking admission must file the motion and pay the fee electronically.

 

Seventh Circuit Standards for Professional Conduct
You must be familiar with these standards when applying to practice in this district.

 

 

 General Forms

U.S. District Court Fee Schedule

 

U.S. District Court Local Rules