Federal Civil Panel

Our Federal Civil Panel was established on May 25, 1999 by Standing Order In Re "The Establishment of a Federal Civil Panel To Provide Legal Assistance to Indigent Parties in Certain Civil Litigation", and is divided into three categories or panels; Prisoner Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, and Other Civil Matters. An attorney who is a member of the bar of this Court may volunteer to serve on the Federal Civil Panel by submitting a sign up form to the Clerk's office. The Revised Standing Order for "District Court Fund", effective March 25, 2014, provides a means for a participating panel attorney to seek reimbursement, generally up to $5,000.00 per case, for certain costs and expenses related to their representation in a panel case. When applicable, a panel attorney may submit an "Attorney Application for Expense Reimbursement" (click for form). Questions regarding the Federal Civil Panel should be directed to the Clerk of Court, at 573-6170.

Please return completed forms to:  

U.S. District Court
844 N. King Street
Unit 18
Wilmington, DE 19801-3570