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

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