Court and Judge Rules Update: July 26 – August 1, 2023 | Practical Law

Court and Judge Rules Update: July 26 – August 1, 2023 | Practical Law

This Legal Update reports on significant changes to the local civil and criminal rules and procedures for all US federal district courts and appellate courts between July 26 and August 1, 2023. It also reports on changes to the individual civil and criminal practice rules for the judges in select district courts during this period.

Court and Judge Rules Update: July 26 – August 1, 2023

Practical Law Legal Update w-040-3209 (Approx. 4 pages)

Court and Judge Rules Update: July 26 – August 1, 2023

by Practical Law Litigation
Published on 01 Aug 2023USA (National/Federal)
This Legal Update reports on significant changes to the local civil and criminal rules and procedures for all US federal district courts and appellate courts between July 26 and August 1, 2023. It also reports on changes to the individual civil and criminal practice rules for the judges in select district courts during this period.

Second Circuit

District of Connecticut

The US District Court for the District of Connecticut amended its local rules, and provided a redline of changes.

Eastern District of New York

The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York amended its remote confidentiality stipulation form for remote mediations.

Northern District of New York

The US District Court for the Northern District of New York updated its court fees and rates to indicate that the following fees must be paid in the filing event in CM/ECF using Pay.gov:
  • New case filing fee.
  • Miscellaneous file fee.
  • Appeal fees.
  • Request for certificate of good standing.
  • Biennial registration fee.

Southern District of New York

Judge Vernon S. Broderick amended their individual rules and practices in civil cases.
Judge Valerie E. Caproni amended their individual practices in civil cases.
Judge Jesse M. Furman amended their individual rules and practices in civil pro se cases.
Judge Lorna G. Schofield amended their individual rules and procedures for criminal cases.
Judge Arun Subramanian, a recently appointed judge, posted the following documents:
Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker amended their proposed case management plan and report of Rule 26(f) meeting.
Magistrate Judge Jennifer E. Willis amended their proposed case management plan and report of Rule 26(f) meeting.

Third Circuit

District of New Jersey

The US District Court for the District of New Jersey amended the court’s confidentiality order (Appendix S of its local rules).

Fifth Circuit

Southern District of Texas

Judge Keith P. Ellison amended their court procedures.

Seventh Circuit

Northern District of Illinois

Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole amended their case procedures to indicate that chambers copies are now required and should be delivered to the judge’s courtroom deputy.

Ninth Circuit

Central District of California

Judge Sunshine S. Sykes amended their civil standing order.
Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian updated their judge’s procedures regarding hearings on civil motions, mandatory chambers copies, and Local Rule 37-1 in-person meet and confer requirements.

Eastern District of California

Chief Judge Kimberly J. Mueller updated their judicial procedures regarding requests for remote oral arguments.

Northern District of California

Judge William Alsup amended their standing orders for civil jury trials and civil bench trials.

Eleventh Circuit

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit amended its rules and internal operating procedures, adding a new internal operating procedure following FRAP 34 regarding oral arguments by audio or video conferencing and live streaming of oral arguments.

Middle District of Florida

Magistrate Judge Embry J. Kidd posted a standing order regarding procedure for assertion of privilege.