Local Rule Changes Effective December 2017

United States District Court
District of Maine
 
Notice:  Changes to the District Court’s Local Rules
Effective December 1, 2017
 

This notice provides important information about changes and amendments to the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Maine that are to become effective December 1, 2017.

Local Rule 6 – Time

This is a new Rule that makes clear that Fed.R.Civ.P. 6 applies to any period of time provided for in the Local RulesThis Rule was not published for public comment because the Court deemed its promulgation as necessary for Local Rule 6 to comply with Fed.R.Civ.P. 6.

Local Rule 7 – Motions and Memoranda

Local Rule 7 is amended to provide an additional three days to act when service is made by mail, leaving it with the Clerk or other means to which parties have consented, which are provided for in Rule 6(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This Rule was not published for public comment because the Court deemed its promulgation as necessary to comply with Fed.R.Civ.P. 6.

Local Rule 26 – Discovery

Local Rule 26 has been amended to clarify that discovery, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, or as may otherwise be required by these Rules, should not be filed with the Court.

Local Rule 83.1 – Attorneys – Admission

Changes to Local Rule 83.1 were adopted to preclude attorneys conditionally admitted to the Maine State Bar under Maine Bar Admission Rule 9A from being admitted to the federal bar in the District of Maine.

Local Rule 83.3 – Attorneys – Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement

This Rule has been updated to reflect the Court’s current practice regarding attorney discipline and enforcement.

Local Rule 83.6 – Bankruptcy

Subsection (d) of Local Rule 83.6 is a new provision that requires the parties filing bankruptcy appeals or motions for leave to appeal in a bankruptcy case to file a statement of interested parties.

Local Rule 145 – Time

This is a new Rule that makes clear that Fed.R.Crim.P. 45 applies to any period of time provided for in the Local RulesThis Rule was not published for public comment because the Court deemed its promulgation as necessary for Local Rule 145 to comply with Fed.R.Crim.P. 45.

Local Rule 147 – Motions and Memoranda of Law

This Rule is amended to provide an additional three days to act when service is made by mail, leaving it with the Clerk or other means to which the parties have consented, which are provided in Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. This Rule was not published for public comment because the Court deemed its promulgation as necessary for Local Rule 147 to comply with the Federal Rules.

The full set of Local Rules effective December 1, 2017 is available here.