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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments and Additions to the Local Rules

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas solicits public comment on proposed amendments and additions to the following local rules.

1. Proposed amendments to Local Rule 16.4 Alternative Dispute Resolution can be reviewed here.

2. New Criminal Local Rule 57.3 is proposed to clarify that the Attorney Admissions Requirements contained in Civil Rule 83.1 apply to criminal cases.

CrLR57.3. Admission to Practice. The provisions of LR 83.1 with respect to admission to practice are applicable to criminal cases.

Comments should be sent to The deadline for comments is June 29, 2012.