Forms

 

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Civil Forms

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

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

Summons or Waiver of Service

Summons in a Civil Action - AO 440* For use when filing an initial complaint.
Third Party Summons in a Civil Action - AO 441* For use when filing a third-party complaint.
Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons - AO 398 Use with Form AO 399 when requesting a waiver of service of summons.
Waiver of Service of Summons - AO 399 Use with Form AO 398 when requesting a waiver of service of summons.

 

*If creating your own form, you must use the language provided and include a signature line for both the clerk of court and a deputy clerk.

Forms Distributed When an Action is Commenced

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 Use only in cases assigned to Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker.  Send the completed form to consents@wiwd.uscourts.gov two weeks before the Preliminary Pretrial Conference. DO NOT file this form in CM/ECF.
Disclosure of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interest To be filed 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 will distribute to the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 290 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 will distribute 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, 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 Within 10 days of filing a Notice of Appeal

Other Forms

Exhibit Form (PDF) and Word  
Electronic Transcript Instructions 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 restriction is removed and a copy may be purchased through 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 23 Financial Affidavit

 

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 Order Within 10 days of filing a Notice of Appeal

Other Forms

Exhibit Form (PDF) and Word  
Electronic Transcript Instructions Information regarding the availably 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 restriction is removed and a copy may be purchased through PACER or the clerk's office.
Notice of Appearance - AO 458  
Notice Regarding § 3582 Motions  

 

Pro Se Forms

For additional information regarding proceeding pro se in the Western District of Wisconsin, please see the Representing Yourself section of this website.

Non-Prisoner Complaint Package Instructions and Forms
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 entire civil filing fee
Exhibit List and Procedure for Pro Se Litigants  
Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge Barbara B. Crabb The procedure to be used by pro se litigants when filing summary judgment materials in cases assigned to Judge Crabb
Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge William M. Conley The procedure to be used by pro se litigants when filing summary judgment materials in cases assigned to Judge Conley
Summary Judgment Procedure in Cases Assigned to Judge James D. Peterson The procedure to be used by pro se litigants when filing summary judgment materials in cases assigned to Judge Peterson
Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct a Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody - AO 243 Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate, set aside or correct a sentence by a person in federal custody
State Habeas Corpus Package - 28 U.S.C. § 2254 State habeas corpus package under 28 U.S.C. § 2254
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in Federal Custody - 28 U.S.C. § 2241 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a person in federal custody

 

Attorney Admission Forms

Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice Register for ECF before filing this form.  The motion must be filed and the fee must be paid electronically.
Seventh Circuit Standards for Professional Conduct Attorneys must be familiar before applying to practice.