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CM/ECF User Manual

Appendix F - Flags

FLAGDEFINITIONWHEN SETCOMMENTS
APPEAL Appeal Upon filing of a Notice of Appeal. Flag is removed upon filing of a Mandate or Order dismissing the appeal.
CONSENT Consent to Magistrate Upon filing full consent of the parties to proceed before a Magistrate Judge. Consider the addition of new parties and/or consolidation of cases.
CONSOLIDATED Consolidated Cases Added following order of consolidation in a group of cases. Removed if cases are severed following consolidation.
CT Court Trial Posted upon entry of minutes/Court Trial Begins. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
F&R Findings and Recommendation Posted upon filing of a Findings & Recommendation. Flag is removed upon posting of an Order on the Findings & Recommendation
FORF Forfeiture Posted when indictment includes a forfeiture allegation. Permanent  flag displayed on the docket.
FRC Federal Records Center Posted upon filing of FRC event that the paper file is at the Federal Records Center in Seattle, WA. Flag is removed upon retrieval of the paper file from the FRC.  Otherwise, the FRC flag is permanently displayed on the docket.
HABEAS Habeas Corpus Posted at case opening of 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254, 2241, and 2255 cases. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
IFP In Forma Pauperis Posted upon filing of an order granting or granting in part an IFP Application/Motion. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
INTAPP Interlocutory Appeal Posted upon filing of a Notice of Interlocutory Appeal. Flag is removed upon posting of a Mandate or Order dismissing the appeal.
INTRADIST Intra-District Transfer Posted when a case is transferred from one divisional office to another. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
JT Jury Trial Posted upon filing of minutes of Jury Trial Begins/Voir Dire. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
LEAD Lead Case Added by court user to designated lead case during a consolidation of cases. Permanent flag displayed on the docket unless/until cases may be severed.
MAGAPP Appeal of Magistrate Ruling Posted upon filing of an appeal of a Magistrate Judge ruling in a non-consent case to a District Judge. Flag is removed upon posting of the ruling by the District Judge.
MDL Multi-District Litigation Posted upon designation of a case as part of Multi-District Litigation. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
MERGED Merged into Criminal Case Posted to the docket of a magistrate case that has been merged into a criminal case following filing of an indictment. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
PPS Prisoner Pro Se Case Posted when a pro se prisoner is a party. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
PR1983 Prisoner Civil Rights Posted at case opening for cases with NOS codes of 550 or 555. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
PROBONO Pro Bono Representation Program Posted when the judge refers a party to the Pro Bono Panel for representation. Flag is removed following completion of the referral.
PROTECTIVE ORD Protective Order Posted upon filing of a Protective Order of the Court. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
PTOWV Pretrial Order Waived Set by the user when notified that parties waive the pretrial order. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
REENTRY COURT Reentry Court Criminal case flag set when a defendant is accepted into the District’s Reentry Court Program. Flag is removed if a defendant successfully completes the program or if he/she is ordered removed from the program.
REOPENED Reopened Set as case is statistically reopened. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
SM Special Master Set when a Special Master is appointed. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
SSVOL Social Security Voluntary Settlement Process Set when Notice of Intent to Engage In Voluntary Settlement Procedures is filed. Permanent flag displayed on the docket.
STAYED Case Stayed Set when an order staying the case is filed. Flag is removed when an order lifting the stay is filed.
TERMINATED Case Terminated Set when case has been statistically closed either by order or judgment. In a criminal case, it is to be set when the last defendant and all counts are in a dispositive status. Removed if a case is statistically reopened and reset at reclosing. 

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