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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

Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Assistant Federal Public Defenders appointed in the District of Maryland and not already members of the Court’s bar may obtain local electronic filing (CM/ECF) credentials for the duration of their employment in the District of Maryland.  These attorneys should complete the Request for Special Appearance and CM/ECF Access upon beginning their employment in the District of Maryland.

After receiving local CM/ECF credentials, these attorneys should then enter their own appearances in CM/ECF in all subsequent cases.  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.