SmartRules Tips & Tricks – U.S. District Court Local Rules Changes

Due to the upcoming Timing and Deadline Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure effective December 1, 2009, many more courts than usual have posted proposed revisions to their local rules.  To keep you abreast of rules changes that will impact your practice, the editorial staff at SmartRules has highlighted proposed amendments to United … Read more

SmartRules Tips & Tricks – July 2009

The editorial staff of SmartRules™ is pleased to present the following “Tips and Tricks” regarding the upcoming Timing and Deadline Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure effective December 1, 2009. Although the timing and deadline amendments are intended to simplify deadline calculations, it is hard to imagine changes that are more likely to … Read more

Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Effective December 1, 2009

Effective December 1, 2009, there will be time computation and other amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  For a full description of the changes, please see the following posts from the SmartRules Blog: Computation of Time and Calculating Deadlines: Changes to Federal Rules Effective December 1, 2009 Non-Time-Computation Amendments to Federal Rules of … Read more

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5.2 – Redacting Personal Identifiers

Northern District of Texas has posted a warning to attorneys regarding redaction of personal identifiers. “WARNING TO ATTORNEYS: Documents filed with the court are public records. Social-security numbers, taxpayer-identification numbers, names of persons known to be minors, birth dates, financial-account numbers, and, in criminal cases, home addresses should generally not be included in such documents unless … Read more