Clerk's Office Procedural Handbook

The Procedural Handbook of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Office of the Clerk of Court, contains information on: filing civil actions/documents, general motion practice & pretrial procedures, fees, judicial chambers, forms (appendices), clerk's office directory, appeals, bill of costs, & after hours filing.

The current Procedural Handbook is available below, including appendices. For information regarding subpoena forms, please see the FAQs.

Clerk's Office Procedural Handbook (September 2018)
Appendix A ECF Procedures
Appendix B PDF File Information
Appendix C Validation of Signature Form, Local Rule 5.1.2
Appendix D ECF Registration and Notification Forms  
Appendix E ECF Training Application Form
Appendix F Designation Form
Appendix G Disclosure Statement Form
Appendix H Civil Cover Sheet
Appendix J Modification or Redaction of Personal Identifiers, Local Rule 5.1.3
Appendix K Consent to Facsimile Transmission of Notices of Orders
Appendix M Judges' Room Numbers and Zip Code + 4-Digit Extension Numbers
Appendix N Summons in a Civil Action, Proof of Service
Appendix O Writ of Execution
Appendix P Appellate Transcript Purchase Order
Appendix Q Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
  Procedure to Consent to Reference of Civil Action or Proceeding to Magistrate Judge
Appendix R Bill of Costs
Clerk’s Notification of Time for Taxation of Costs
Appendix S Special Listing Agreement
Appendix T Busy Slip
Appendix U Standing Order Re: Sentencing Reform Act of 1984
Appendix V Credit Card Collection Network Authorization Form
Appendix W Bail Bond Secured by Property or Real Estate Bond
Appendix X Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission
Appendix Y Transcript Order Form
Appendix Z Audio Recording Order Form
Appendix AA Order, In Re: Amendment to Local Civil Rule 5.1.2, Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") Procedures
Appendix AA Notice of Electronic Availability of Transcripts in Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) and Transcript Redaction
Appendix BB Notice concerning Digital Audio File Electronic Access Pilot Program
Appendix CC PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) Registration Form  
Appendix DD CRIS Order
Appendix EE ECF Electronic Filing of Complaints Information Form