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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Local Rules Amendments

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas solicit public comments on proposed amendments to the local rules.

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local District and Bankruptcy Court Rules

Proposed Amendments to Local District and Bankruptcy Court Rules

Proposed Amendments to Local District Court Rules

Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Court Rules

Comments are due by September 25, 2009. Submit your comments here.

Information Regarding Related Changes to Federal Rules of Civil, Criminal, Appellate, and Bankruptcy Procedure

Time-computation changes to the Federal Rules of Civil, Criminal, Appellate, and Bankruptcy Procedure are scheduled to take effect December 1, 2009, unless Congress acts to prevent or delay their enactment. The proposed amendments to the local rules were prompted by the time-computation changes to the national federal rules. For your information, below are some links to documents explaining the proposed amendments to the national rules.

Summary of Amendments to Federal Rules of Procedure

PowerPoint Presentation on Time-Computation Changes to Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure (document removed)

PowerPoint Presentation on Time-Computation Changes to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (document removed)

PowerPoint Presentation on Time-Computation Changes to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (document removed)