Checklist of Procedural Steps to Filing a Petition for Certiorari
Sample Certiorari Petitions
This sample "Me Too" petition (following Cunningham) asks the Court to grant cert on an issue that it is already considering.
This sample petition asks the Court to grant cert on an issue that is not already before the Court.
Sample Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Sample Petitioner's Affidavit in Support of Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Sample Certificate of Service
Compensation/Expansion Policy for Certiorari Petitions
For Supreme Court cases, appellate counsel does not need to move to expand the appointment to file a certiorari petition. The petition is covered by the Supreme Court appointment.
Link to the claims manual (PDF) and search under the topic "certiorari petitions" to review the compensation/expansion policy for cert petitions in cases where review was not granted by the Supreme Court, and the appointment order is from the Court of Appeal.
View a sample request to expand appointment to file a cert petition (following Cunningham).
U.S. Supreme Court Rules of Court
Application for Admission to Practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
Instructions for Admission to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar
U.S. Supreme Court Clerk's Guide to Prospective Indigent Petitioners (2012 version)