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SPECIAL APPEARANCES


Defense Attorneys in Criminal Cases

Criminal defense attorneys seeking to practice under Local Rule 201.1 must complete and submit the following form each time when entering an appearance in a new criminal case.

Entry of Appearance in a Criminal Case


Federal Government Attorneys

Federal government attorneys seeking to enter their appearance on behalf of a federal agency or official must complete and submit the following form each time when entering an appearance in a new civil or criminal case.

Request for Entry of Appearance on Behalf of a Federal Government Agency


District of Maryland Assistant United States Attorneys and
Assistant Federal Public Defenders

Attorneys in the District of Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office who are not members of the Court’s bar should complete the Request for Entry of Appearance on Behalf of a Federal Government Agency upon beginning their employment to obtain local electronic filing (CM/ECF) credentials for the duration of their employment in the District of Maryland.

Attorneys in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland who are not members of the Court’s bar should complete the Request for Entry of Appearance in a Criminal Case upon beginning their employment to obtain local electronic filing (CM/ECF) credentials for the duration of their employment in the District of Maryland. Upon receiving local CM/ECF credentials, these attorneys should then enter their own appearances in CM/ECF in all subsequent appearances.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Assistant Federal Public Defenders are responsible for notifying the Clerk’s Office at the end of their employment in the District of Maryland.