2017 Significant Law Changes in California

Remember Brock Turner? California does. Turner, a student at Stanford, served a mere six months in jail after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster; his acts were interrupted by two cyclists who detained him until police arrived. Among the progressive law changes we are seeing in 2017 are harsher sentencing for sexual assault … Read more

Recent Amendments: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(d)

FRCP 6(d) Amendments RE
Electronic Filing

The recent amendments to The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will affect the timing of responses to almost all federal court filings.

The most impact will be felt from the amendments to FRCP 6(d). Attorneys practicing in federal courts have become accustomed to having an additional three days to respond to motions and other filings unless the service is done by personal delivery. This is no longer the case.

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Duane Morris – SRO Law Firm Series

For the next several weeks, SmartRules will be blogging about some of our country’s largest and oldest law firms.

Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP has a legacy dating back to 1904 wherein in it was originally founded as Duane, Morris, Heckshcer & Roberts. Today, Duane Morris in an international law firm with a global reach that includes London, Singapore, Vietnam, Oman, Myanmar and Shanghai.

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Recent Amendments to District of New Jersey Local Rules

In addition to changing the requirements for electronic filing for attorneys on June 13, 2016, the District of New Jersey made substantial amendments to their local rules on September 30, 2016.

In part these amendments align New Jersey District local rules with the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The court has also made changes to requirements for Scheduling Orders filed after the September 30th changes.

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