The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Indiana is now accepting comments on proposed local rule amendments. Changes have been made to dozens of local rules, including L. R. 5.1.1 - Constitutional Challenge to a Statute Notice; L.R. 7.1 - Motion Practice; Length and Form of Briefs; and L.R. 200.1 - Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings. Many of the proposed changes are to bring the Northern District's local rules in line with the rules from the Southern District of Indiana or with the new time-computation amendments and other federal rules that become effective Dec. 1, 2009.
Comments are due by Nov. 2, 2009, and may be sent to Local Rules Comments, Office of the Clerk, 204 S. Main St., Room 304, South Bend, IN 46601 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.