ILNews

Southern District proposes mandatory e-filing, pro hac rule changes

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrint

Nearly all federal court filings in the Southern District will have to be done electronically under local rule changes proposed for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Rule changes also are proposed for pro hac vice admission and automatic initial time extensions. Pro se litigants would no longer be granted automatic initial extensions under a proposed amendment.

The proposed pro hac admission language would require applicants to file a statement indicating they are in good standing in another U.S. or state court and require disclosure of any prior disciplinary history. The language is proposed new Local Rule 83-6.

Clerk Laura Briggs late Wednesday issued public notice of proposed local rule amendments. Comments on the proposed rules will be accepted through Dec. 14. If adopted, the rules would take effect Jan. 1.

Briggs said e-filing has been required for years in civil litigation. She said the proposed rules would formalize for criminal cases the current practice for practically all attorneys. A proposed amendment to Local Rule 5-3 regards e-filing, and a new Local Criminal Rule 49.1 also is proposed requiring filing through the court’s electronic case filing system.

Comments on the proposed rules may be emailed to LocalRules@insd.uscourts.gov. They also may be addressed to Local Rule Comments, Office of the Clerk, 105 U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.



 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in Indiana Lawyer editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Evansville Bar Association

Allen County Bar Association

Indiana Lawyer on Facebook

facebook
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe to Indiana Lawyer
ADVERTISEMENT