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Complaints may be filed on the form contained in the Appendix to these Rules, and available from these other sources:
• on the court’s web site at www.ca11.uscourts.gov;
• by telephoning the court’s Clerk’s Office at 404-335-6577;
• by visiting or writing to the court’s Clerk’s Office at the address shown in 11th Cir. JCDR 6.6; or
• from the clerk of any district court or bankruptcy court within the Eleventh Circuit.
The required statement of facts should be attached to the complaint form, and should not exceed five (5) pages. To assure legibility, the statement of facts should conform to the following technical requirements:
• 8½ x 11 inch paper;
• Only one side of the paper should be used;
• The text should be double-spaced, but quotations more than two lines long may be indented and single-spaced; headings and footnotes may be single-spaced;
• Margins should be at least one inch on all four sides; page numbers may appear in the margins but no text should appear there;
• If typed, either a proportionally spaced or monospaced typeface may be used; a proportionally spaced typeface should be 14-point or larger; a monospaced typeface should not contain more than 10½ characters per inch.
Documents referred to in the statement of facts may be filed with the complaint. The statement should cite the page(s) of such document(s) that the complainant deems pertinent to the allegations of the complaint.
Four copies each of the complaint, statement of facts, and any document(s) filed therewith must be filed with the Clerk.
An anonymous complaint will not be accepted for filing by the Clerk. Nevertheless, the Clerk will forward such a complaint to the Chief Judge.
A complaint must be delivered or mailed in an envelope to:
United States Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The envelope should be marked “Complaint of Misconduct” or “Complaint of Disability.” The name of the subject judge must not appear on the envelope.
Once filed, a complaint may not be supplemented or modified by additional statements or documents unless authorized by order of the Chief Judge.
There is no filing fee for a complaint of misconduct or disability.
Upon receipt of a complaint not filed in the form required by the Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Clerk shall return the complaint to the complainant and explain why it was returned.