Microsoft Word - October 1, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California is a Microsoft Word only court.  All documents required to be submitted to the court in word processing format pursuant to Local Rules 137, 163 and 281 (proposed orders, jury instructions and pretrial statements) must be submitted in Word format (.docx).

The following pleading paper instructions and templates are provided to assist counsel in submitting their documents in Microsoft Word format.

Pleading Paper Instructions

Arial Pleading Paper

Courier Pleading Paper

Times New Roman Pleading Paper

If you need to save your WordPerfect document in Word format to submit to the court, there are instructions on saving in Word format below.

Instructions on saving WordPerfect documents in Word format

Note:  If you are converting from WordPerfect to Word, please save in .docx format.  There is a known issue with the conversion of pleading paper, which is acceptable.