INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS OR PRO SE LITIGANTS COMPLETING THE CIVIL COVER SHEET
Authority for Civil Cover Sheet
The civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replaces nor supplements the filings and service
of pleadings or other papers as required by law. This form, approved by the Wyoming Supreme Court, is required
for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet
is submitted to the Clerk of Court for each civil case filed. The attorney or pro se litigant filing a case should
complete the form as follows:
I. Caption. Enter names of the plaintiff and defendant and the address for the plaintiff. If the plaintiff or
defendant is a government agency, use only the full name or standard abbreviations. If the plaintiff or defendant is
an official within a governmental agency, identify first the agency and then the official, giving both name and title.
II. Nature of Suit. Place an “X” in the appropriate box. ONE AND ONLY ONE BOX SHOULD BE
CHECKED. If the nature of suit cannot be determined, because the cause of action fits more than one nature of suit,
select the most determinative. Some descriptions may require clarification. See below:
Business Organization Litigation (Corporate, Partnership or L.L.C. dissolution or accounting)
Contract Other (not debt collection) (including Specific Performance but not Wrongful Termination)
Property with Mineral Rights (e.g., Quiet Title, Ejectment)
Property w/o Mineral Rights (e.g., Adverse Possession, Condemnation, Easements, Ejectment, Gifts, Historic
Preservation Rights, Quiet Title, Solar Rights, Survivor Rights, Title, Trust, Unclaimed Property, Uniform
Transfer to Minors, Property Conveyance including Mortgages and Deeds of Trust)
PI or WD = Personal Injury or Wrongful Death
Personal Injury Unspecified (e.g., slip and fall, defamation, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional
distress, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy)
Property Damage (e.g., negligence, trespass, nuisance)
Tort Unspecified (e.g., fraud, restraint of trade, conversion, replevin)
Wrongful Termination of Employment (sounding in Contract, Title VII, ADEA, or Breach of Implied Covenant of
Good Faith and Fair Dealing)
Domestic Relations Subtypes
A petition containing a child support action should be labeled a child support case even if other actions (i.e., custody,
visitation, paternity) are included in the petition.
III. Related Cases. This section is used to reference related cases, if any. If there are related cases, involving
the same parties or children, insert the docket numbers and the corresponding judge names for such cases.
IV. $ Amount in Controversy. In this space, enter the dollar amount (in thousands of dollars) being demanded
or indicate other demand such as preliminary injunction.
Attorney or Pro Se Litigant Signature and Date. Sign and date the civil cover sheet.