Early 2019 Court Rule Amendments

While the courts are always busy with January rule amendments, 2019 has brought an unusually large number of amendments to court rules and requirements. The SmartRules Editorial Team keeps a close watch on courts across the nation, ensuring that you are always up-to-date. Since December of 2018, the SmartRules Team has updated over 1,800 guides.

 January 2019 Amendments

SmartRules guides were updated with the following rule changes in January:

State Courts


California Code of Civil Procedure

California Rules of Court

Alameda Superior Court Rules

Contra Costa Superior Court Rules

Los Angeles Superior Court Rules

Orange County Superior Court Rules

Riverside Superior Court Rules

Sacramento Superior Court Rules

San Bernardino Superior Court Rules

San Diego Superior Court Rules

San Francisco Superior Court Rules

San Mateo Superior Court Rules

Santa Clara Superior Court Rules

Ventura  Superior Court Rules


Practice Book Rules


Florida Rules of Civil Procedure


Georgia Superior Court Rules

Georgia Uniform State Court Rules

Cobb Superior/State Court

DeKalb Superior/State Court

Fulton Superior/State Court

Gwinnett Superior/State Court


Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure

New York

Commercial Division Rules

Kings Civil Part Rules


Virginia Supreme Court Rules

Federal Courts

The following federal court rules were updated in December and January:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

District of Arizona

Central District of California

Southern District of California

Southern District of Florida

Northern District of Georgia

District of Maryland

Eastern District of Michigan

Eastern District of Missouri

Eastern District of Texas

District of Utah

Eastern District of Virginia

Western District of Washington

Always Up-To-Date

If you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of local rule changes, don’t be – SmartRules guides are updated daily so you know you are always using the latest information.

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