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Appeals

 Can I file an appeal even if it is late?
 Do I have to designate what part of the record I want sent to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals?
 Do I send the filing fee to the U. S. District Court or the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals?
 How do I serve the transcript designation and ordering form on the court reporter?
 How many copies of the appeal do I file?
 How will I get the scheduling order in my appeal?
 What is the address for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals?
 What is the fee for filing a notice of appeal?
 Where do I file my brief?
 Where do I file the Representation Statement?

Attorney Admission

 Do I have to file a Pro Hac Vice application and pay the admission fee if I am an attorney for a federal agency in another district?
 Do I need a certificate of good standing to be admitted to the court?
 How can I get an application for admission to practice?
 How often are attorney admissions ceremonies held?
 How can I find out my admission date?
 How do I apply for admission?
 How do I register to use CM/ECF?
 How long does it take for my application to be approved?
 How do I update my account information?
 Who files the Pro Hac Vice Application?
 Can a Pro Hac Vice attorney file initiating documents?
 How do I recover my CM/ECF login and/or password?
 How can I obtain a duplicate Certificate of Admission?
 How can I request a Certificate of Good Standing?

CJA

 Are CJA attorneys exempt from PACER fees?
 What fees are allowable in federal capital prosecutions and HC death penalty cases?
 When do I submit my CJA voucher for payment?
 Where do I pick up a copy of the CJA Panel Application?
 Where may I obtain CJA voucher status or payment rates?

General Procedures

 How can I contact a reporter that has left the office or retired?
 How do I continue, set or reset a hearing?
 How do I file an attorney substitution?
 How do I obtain a copy of the current Local Rules?
 I'm going to be late for a court appearance. What should I do?
 I have a conflict? How do I get off the case?
 What is the jurisdiction or geographical area covered by the SDC Court?
 When will someone recently arrested go to court for a first appearance?
 Where are the defendants being held?

Intake

 Can an individual in a foreign country be served with process by international mail?
 Do I need a civil cover sheet when filing a civil complaint?
 Do you accept electronic filings?
 Do you require blue backs?
 How many copies do I need to file "x" document?
 If I put a document in the drop box, what file stamp date will it receive?
 Is it possible to serve a complaint without a summons? If so, what are the benefits?
 Is there a fee to file an answer in a civil case?
 What is the fee to file a new civil complaint?

Research

 How can I verify a sentence imposed in a criminal case?
 I have a case number. How can I determine which judge is assigned?
 I submitted a proposed order for signature. Is it signed yet?
 What date was a hearing on?
 Where can I obtain copies of district court cases?
 Where can I obtain the U. S. Treasury (T-Bill) rate?
 Who was the court reporter or electronic court recorder present at a particular hearing?