Recent and Upcoming Local Court Rule Amendments – Are you up-to-date?

Courts frequently update and amend their Local Rules. SmartRules’ editorial team is constantly in contact with courts making it easy for you to stay up-to-date. December 2017 The following courts amended their Local Rules effective December 2017: Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure District of Colorado Local Rules Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 Southern District 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