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Local Rules

The local rules are available in the following formats. Each format is identical in content.

A traditional PDF with a paper size of 8.5 x 11in (Letter) without any enhancements such as hyperlinks suitable for printing the local rules.
A PDF enhanced with hyperlinks for easier navigation formatted for viewing on desktops, laptops, and larger tablets.
A PDF enhanced with hyperlinks for easier navigation formatted for viewing on mobile devices and smaller tablets.
An e-book compatible with all Amazon Kindle devices.
An open e-book format compatible with almost all e-book readers, including the Nook and several apps for iOS and Android devices.

All formats are as amended April 5, 2016. An HTML version is displayed below, which is as amended April 5, 2016. Also view:

I. Scope of Rules
II. Commencement of Actions; Process; Service & Filing of Pleadings, Motions and Orders
III. Pleadings and Motions
IV. Parties
V. Depositions and Discovery
VI. Trials
VII. Judgment
VIII. Provisional and Final Remedies
IX. Special Proceedings; Magistrate Judges
X. District Court and Clerk
XI. General Provisions
XII. Attorneys and Bar Discipline
XIII. Review of Administrative Procedures
XIV. Rules Applicable to Bankruptcy Procedures
XV. Rules Applicable to Criminal Cases
XVI. Standing Orders