2020 Brings Significant Local Rule Changes

Our courts have been busy updating Local Rules and procedures. At SmartRules we have an extensive library and network of court resources that we put to work for you. We monitor courts and compile all Local Rule changes into easy-to-use guides.

Here are some of the changes that have taken place so far this year:


January 2020

California Code of Civil Procedure

Discovery Process Requirements

Organized Production of Documents Requirements

California Rules of Court

Requirements for Electronically Filed Documents

Los Angeles, California Superior Court Local Rules

Complex Case Requirements

San Mateo, California Superior Court Local Rules

Withdrawal of Motions

Hearing Date Changes and Notice Requirements

Contesting Tentative Rulings

Law & Motion Department Procedures

Electronic Filing Requirements

Santa Clara, California Superior Court Local Rules

Courtesy Copies

Ventura, California Superior Court Local Rules

Electronic Filing Exceptions

Vacation of Mediation or Mandatory Early Settlement Conferences

Florida Rules of Civil Procedure

Failure to Respond

Loss of Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Michigan Court Rules

Subpoena Requirements

Deadlines for Initial Disclosures

Clark County, Nevada District Court Local Rules

Formatting of Complaints

Moving Papers Requirements

Requesting a Hearing

General Formatting Requirements for all Documents

Washoe County, Nevada District Court Local Rules

Opposition Papers Requirements

Continuance Appearance Requirements

Requests to Shorten or Extend Time

Norfolk, Virginia Circuit Court Local Rules

Motion for Continuance Requirements

Western District of Washington Local Rules

Civil Cover Sheet Requirements


February 2020

Eastern District of New York Local Rules

Requirements for Filing Under Seal

Southern District of New York Local Rules

Requirements for Proposed Orders

Electronic Filing Availability


March 2020

Southern District of California Local Rules

Pro Hac Vice Eligibility

Virginia Supreme Court Rules

Deposition Attendees


April 2020

District of Nevada Local Rules

Admission to Practice Deadlines

Reply Requirements

Proof of Service Requirements


May 2020

District of Arizona Local Rules

Initial Discovery Pilot Project

New York Supreme Court Rules

Electronic Filing Requirements

Alameda, California Superior Court Local Rules

Tentative Ruling Requirements

San Bernardino, California Superior Court Local Rules

Trial Setting Conference Procedures

San Diego, California Superior Court Local Rules

Small Claims Procedures


June 2020

San Diego, California Superior Court Local Rules

Unlawful Detainer Procedures

Northern District of Georgia Local Rules

Pro Hac Vice Admission Requirements

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

Service by Publication Procedures


July 2020

Los Angeles, California Superior Court Local Rules

Non-Complex Case Requirements

San Diego, California Superior Court Local Rules

Civil Settlement Conferences Procedures

Informal Discovery Conferences Procedures

San Francisco, California Superior Court Local Rules

Restraining Order Procedures

San Mateo, California Superior Court Local Rules

Electronic Filing Requirements

Central District of California Local Rules

Electronic Filing Requirements

Signature Requirements

Deadlines for Jury Demand

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

Scope of Discovery

Initial Disclosures

Discovery Timing and Requirements

Duty to Avoid Unnecessary Expenses

Waiver of Service


August 2020

Colorado

Affidavits

Discovery

Duty to Disclose

Florida

Rules of Civil Procedure

Maryland

Rules of Civil Procedure


September 2020

Northern District of Texas

Local Rules

King County, Washington

Local Civil Rules

Spokane County, Washington

Local Civil Rules


Editor’s note: This is not a complete list of 2020 changes to Local Rules and procedures. Please see SmartRules for comprehensive Local Rule changes.


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