Civil Proceedings

Practitioners must adhere to the provisions of the Serviceman's Civil Relief Act (50 USC App. 521) by addressing the active military service status of any person against whom a default judgment is requested.  A suggested Military Service Affidavit is provided in the Local Rules/Local Forms Tab on this website.  A Department of Defense Military Service Certificate concerning a defaulting person's military service status may be obtained at: A default judgment cannot be entered against a party without the filing of the Military Service Affidavit (see Local Rules/Local Forms tab on this website).  This link may be helpful in verifying military service status. https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil/