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The tables below contain the most commonly used forms in the District Court of the District of Minnesota. For additional forms, please visit the forms library on the United States Courts website by clicking on the link.

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Initiating Documents Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Complaint

PDF

DOC

 

 Employment Discrimination Complaint

PDF

DOC

 

 Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of the Commissioner of Social Security

PDF

DOC

 

 JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet - web link

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 440) Summons in a Civil Action

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 441) Summons on a Third Party Complaint

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 239) Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs

PDF

DOC

 


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Service of Process Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 (AO 398) Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 399) Waiver of the Service of Summons

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Certificate of Service of Conventionally Filed/Sealed Documents

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Certificate of Service of Proposed Orders

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Certificate of Service for Service by Mail

PDF

DOC

WPD


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Motions and Related Filings and Dismissal Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Motion

PDF

DOC

 

 Notice of Hearing

PDF

DOC

 

 Memorandum of Law

PDF

DOC

 

 Meet-and-Confer Statement

PDF

DOC

 

 LR 7.1/72.2 Certificate of Compliance

 PDF

 DOC

 

 Notice of Dismissal

PDF

DOC

 

 Notice of Stipulated Dismissal

PDF

DOC

 

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Pretrial, Discovery and Trial Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Consent to Magistrate Judge

PDF

 DOC

WPD

 Electronic Discovery Guide

PDF

 

 

 LR Form 3. Rule 26(f) Report

PDF

DOC

 

 LR Form 4. Rule 26(f) Report (Patent Cases)

PDF

DOC

 

 LR Form 5. Stipulation for Protective Order (Patent Cases)

PDF

DOC

 

 LR Form 6. Stipulation for Protective Order

PDF

DOC

 

 Protective Order Notice

 PDF

 DOC

WPD

 (AO88) Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO88A) Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition or to Produce Documents in a Civil Action

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO88B) Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information or Objects, or to permit Inspection of Premises

PDF

DOC

 

 Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement

 PDF

 DOC

 (AO 187) Exhibit & Witness List

 PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 187A) Exhibit & Witness List - Continuation

 PDF

DOC

WPD


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Criminal Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 (AO 93) Search and Seizure Warrant

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 93A) Search and Seizure Warrant on Oral Testimony

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 93B) Anticipatory Search and Seizure Warrant

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 102) Application for a Tracking Warrant

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 104) Tracking Warrant

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 106) Application for a Search Warrant

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 108) Application for a Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture

PDF

DOC

 

 (AO 109) Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture

PDF

DOC

 

 Notice of Related Cases

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Motion to Exclude Time Under the Speedy Trial Act

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Statement of Facts in Support of Exclusion of Time Under the Speedy Trial Act

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Proposed Order - Exclusion of Time Under the Speedy Trial Act

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 90) Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Criminal Case

PDF

DOC

WPD

 CJA Form 24 INSTRUCTIONS

PDF

 

 

 CJA Form 24

PDF

DOC

WPD

*Note: Send the CJA Form 24 to the Federal Public Defender's Office. DO NOT file CJA Form 24 on ECF.


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Prisoner Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 (AO 243) Motion to Vacate - 2255

PDF

 

 

 (AO 241) Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - 2254

PDF

 

 

 (AO 242) Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - 2241

 PDF

 

 

 Civil Rights Complaint - 1983

 PDF

 

 


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Appeal Forms (Civil and Criminal)

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Notice of Appeal (Civil)

PDF

DOC

 

 Notice of Appeal (Criminal)

PDF

DOC

WPD

 Motion and Affidavit for Permission to Appeal In Forma Pauperis

PDF

DOC


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Transcript Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Notice of Intent to Request Redaction

PDF

 DOC

WPD

 Statement of Redaction

PDF

 DOC

WPD


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Attorney Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Notice of Appearance

 

DOC

 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

PDF

DOC

 

 Motion for Permission for a Non-Resident to Serve as Local Counsel

PDF

DOC

 

 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of U.S. Government Attorney

PDF

DOC

 Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record Without Substitution

 

DOC

 Notice of Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel

 

DOC

WPD

 MDL Registration Form

 

DOC

 

 Request to Practice by Special Permission for U.S. Government Attorneys

PDF

DOC

 

 Attorney Re-Registration Form - A through G

PDF

DOC

 

  Student Attorney Certification and Notice of Appearance of Student Attorney

PDF

DOC

 

 Inactive Attorney Form

PDF

DOC

 

 Petition for Admission

PDF

DOC

 

 Petition for Admission PROCEDURES

PDF

 

 


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ECF Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Application to File Conventionally

 INSTRUCTIONS

DOC

WPD

 Conventional Filing Placeholder

 INSTRUCTIONS

DOC

 Declaration of Technical Difficulties

 PDF

DOC

 Application for Pro Se Litigant to File Electronically

PDF

   

 Request for Refund of Electronic Fees Made in Error

PDF

DOC

 

 Request for Exemption from Electronic Filing

PDF

DOC

 

 Reference List of Personal Identifiers

SAMPLE

DOC


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Post-Judgment and Miscellaneous Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Writ of Execution

PDF

DOC

WPD

 (AO 133) Bill of Costs

 PDF

 

 

 Bill of Costs Guide

 PDF

 

 

 Withdrawal Payee Information

 PDF

 DOC

 


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Early Settlement Conference Project Forms

FILE NAME

ADOBE PDF

MS WORD

WORD PERFECT

 Overview

PDF

 

 

 Pro Se Litigant Information

 PDF

 

 

 Declaration of Pro Se Party

 PDF

 DOC

 

 Notice of Limited Appearance

 

 DOC

 




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