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Federal Court Forms


In order to file a civil suit (tort) in federal court you must file forms including: 1) a civil cover sheet, 2) an appearance form (pro se or attorney), 3) the complaint or if it is a habeas a 2242 form for pretrial detention and 2254 form for those under sentence, 4) notice of service and filing 5) a summons.

All forms except for appearance form for pro se (or pro per both which = self representation) indivisual can be found here.

Under other you will find the form to order transcripts.

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