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Forms Required to Start an Action
  
Instructions
   
Civil Cover Sheet
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
   
Summons in a Civil Case
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
   
Fee Schedule
   
Waiver of Service of Summons - sample form
PDF format
   
Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons - sample form
PDF format
   
Consent to Proceed Before US Magistrate Judge - sample form
PDF format

Appearance
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Plaintiff's Interrogatories and 
Requests for Production of Documents

PDF format          

Also, see Local Civil Rule 33.2 of Local Rules


  
Misc. Pleadings and Motions
 
Declaration in Support of Request to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Motion Under 28 USC 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside,
or Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody

Notice of Settlement  - sample form
Form may be amended for use in Foley Square or White Plains.
PDF format

Order to Show Cause for Preliminary Injunction and T.R.O. - sample form
Form may be amended for use in Foley Square or White Plains.
PDF format

Petition Under 28 USC 2254 for Writ of Habeas Corpus
by a Person in State Custody

Request to Take Evidence Abroad - sample form
PDF format
Order to take evidence abroad - sample form
PDF format

Service of Process on a Foreign Defendant Pursuant to
FRCP 4(f) and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Instructions

Subpoena in a Civil Case
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.

Subpoena in a Criminal Case
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.

Third Party Summons in a Civil Action
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.

    
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Judgments
  
Bill of Costs
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
Instructions for Bill of Costs
Local Civil Rule 54.1. Taxable Costs
The Local Rules can be accessed in PDF or WordPerfect format.
Local Civil Rule 54.1 includes Items Taxable as Costs.
Standing Order for Taxation of Costs
Specifies what items may be taxed on the entry of a final judgment.

Certification of Judgment for Registration in Another District
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).

Default Judgment - sample form
PDF format
Affidavit for Judgment by Default - sample form
PDF format
Statement of Damages - sample form
PDF format
Affix copies of the following as exhibits:
(1) Summons, (2) Complaint, (3) Proof of Service
Clerk's Certificate for default - sample form
PDF format

Execution Against Property
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.

Satisfaction of Judgment - sample form
WordPerfect format

    
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Appeals
  
Procedure for Filing a Civil Notice of Appeal to the 2nd Circuit
Instructions from the Appeals Clerk for the USDC, SDNY
Posted 1/12/01

NOTE:  The following forms, instructions, Local Rules and other documents of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit are provided for the convenience of attorneys and others using this site. Please address any questions to the SDNY Appeals Section at 500 Pearl Street, Room 370, or the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007, telephone (212) 857-8500.

Civil Appeal - Instructions and Forms - temporarily unavailable from this site
Pages 11/12, 14/15, 16/17 and 19/20 must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
Criminal Appeal - Instructions and Forms - dated 11/99
Pages 16/17 and 18/19 must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
FRAP and Local Rules of the Second Circuit

Interim Rules 31-32 - dated 5/24/00

    
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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)
  
CJA Form 20 - Appointment and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel
Instructions
Form 20 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).
Worksheet for Form 20, in WordPerfect format.
   
CJA Form 21 - Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
Instructions
Form 21 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).
      
CJA Form 23 - Financial Affidavit in Support of Request for Attorney, Expert or Other Court Services Without Payment of Fee
Form 23 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).
      
CJA Form 24 - Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript
Instructions
Form 24 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).
   
CJA Form 30 - Death Penalty Proceedings Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel
Instructions
Form 30 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).
Worksheet for Form 30, in WordPerfect format.
   
CJA Form 31 - Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte request for Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
Instructions
Form 31 - Contains fields to complete in WordPerfect (print out for filing).

    
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Attorney Admission
   

Instructions

Instructions for White Plains ONLY

Petition for Admission
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).
Form must be printed double-sided onto one sheet of paper.
Notice to Attorneys Appearing Pro Hac Vice
   

Law Student Intern Appearance
   

Law Student Intern Appearance Form
Contains fields to complete on-line (print out for filing).

Plan for Student Practice in Civil Actions

    
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