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Robert's Justice, US Courts - Rules of Court

Robert's Justice, US Courts - Rules of Court

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A PDF of the Court Rules - US Courts (Federal Jurisdiction). Local Rules dated October 2007. (www.robertsjustice.com)
A PDF of the Court Rules - US Courts (Federal Jurisdiction). Local Rules dated October 2007. (www.robertsjustice.com)

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05/10/2014

 
@PFDesktop\::ODMA/PCDOCS/WORDPERFECT/15508/1Revised as of : October 8, 2007
CONDENSED PRINT -- FOR SALE @ FINANCIAL
Court Staff: Please see Exec. Sec’y for Local Rules Copies
United States District Court Southern District of California
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Revised as of:
October 8, 2007
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PREAMBLE TO LOCAL RULES
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CIVIL LOCAL RULES
.............................................................................1Civil Rule 1.1 Scope and Availability of Local Rules.....................................................1Civil Rule 1.2 Availability of Local Rules..............................................................2Civil Rule 3.1 Designation of Nature of Action (Civil Cover Sheet)..........................................2Civil Rule 3.2 Actions In Forma Pauperis..............................................................3Civil Rule 4.1 Service.............................................................................4Civil Rule 4.5 Fee Schedule........................................................................4
COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION, FORMAT OF PLEADINGS
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PAPERS AND AMENDMENTS - FILING OF PAPERS
.............................................5Civil Rule 5.1 Form; Paper; Legibility; Nature of Documents to be Filed......................................5Civil Rule 5.2 Proof of Service......................................................................7Civil Rule 5.3 Facsimile Filings.....................................................................7Civil Rule 5.4 Electronic Case Filing.................................................................7Civil Rule 7.1 Motion Practice, Extensions, Enlargements or Shortening of Time, Submission of Orders..............8Civil Rule 7.2 Stipulations/Joint Motions.............................................................11Civil Rule 8.2 Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. § 1983)......................................................11Civil Rule 9.2 Three-Judge Court...................................................................12Civil Rule 12.1 Extension of Time to Answer..........................................................12Civil Rule 15.1 Amended Pleadings.................................................................12Civil Rule 16.1 Pretrial and Setting for Trial..........................................................12Civil Rule 16.2 Status and Scheduling Conferences.....................................................19Civil Rule 16.3 Settlement Conferences and Proceedings.................................................20Civil Rule 16.4 Assessment of Jury Costs.............................................................20Civil Rule 16.5 Plan for Reducing Cost and Delay......................................................20Civil Rule 17.1 Actions Involving Minors or Incompetents................................................23Civil Rule 23.1 Class Actions......................................................................24Civil Rule 26.1 Deposition and Discovery.............................................................24Civil Rule 30.1 Depositions.......................................................................25Civil Rule 33.1 Interrogatories.....................................................................25Civil Rule 36.1 Requests for Admission..............................................................25Civil Rule 38.1 Jury Demand......................................................................25Civil Rule 40.1 Assignment of Civil Cases............................................................26Civil Rule 40.2 Notice of Party with Financial Interest...................................................27Civil Rule 41.1 Dismissal for Want of Prosecution and for Failure to Comply with Local Rules....................27
JURIES
......................................................................................27Civil Rule 47.1 Examination of Jurors...............................................................27Civil Rule 51.1 Filing, Service and Form of Proposed Instructions..........................................27Civil Rule 52.1 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Orders and Judgments.................................28Civil Rule 53.1 Special Master Reports 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(2).............................................28Civil Rule 54.1 Costs............................................................................28Civil Rule 55.1 Default Judgments..................................................................33Civil Rule 58.1 Entry of Court-Issued Document .......................................................33Civil Rule 65.1.2 Bonds and Sureties................................................................33Civil Rule 66.1 Receivers.........................................................................35Civil Rule 67.1 Disbursements of Registry Funds.......................................................36Civil Rule 72.1 United States Magistrate Judges........................................................37Civil Rule 72.2 Assignment and Designation Procedures.................................................38Civil Rule 72.3 Assignment of §1983 Prisoner Civil Cases to United States Magistrate Judges.....................39Civil Rule 73.1 Special Provision for the Disposition of Civil Cases by a Magistrate Judge onConsent of the Parties 28 U.S.C. §636(c)(2)........................................................40
 
Civil Rule 77.1 Location and Hours of the Clerk........................................................40Civil Rule 77.2 Orders Grantable by Clerk............................................................40Civil Rule 77.3 Notice of Court Orders and Judgments...................................................40Civil Rule 77.4 Sessions of Court...................................................................41Civil Rule 77.6 Court Library......................................................................41Civil Rule 79.1 Custody and Disposition of Exhibits and Transcripts........................................41Civil Rule 79.2 Books and Records of the Clerk........................................................41Civil Rule 83.1 Sanctions for Noncompliance with Rules.................................................41Civil Rule 83.2 Security of the Court................................................................41Civil Rule 83.3 Attorneys - Admission to Practice Standards of Conduct - Duties...............................41Civil Rule 83.4 Professionalism....................................................................44Civil Rule 83.5 Discipline........................................................................45Civil Rule 83.6 Gratuities.........................................................................47Civil Rule 83.7 Free Press - Fair Trial Provisions......................................................47Civil Rule 83.8 Nonappropriated Funds Plan for Administration of The Court Library Fund and Pro Bono Fund......47Civil Rule 83.9 Correspondence and Communications with the Judge.......................................50Civil Rule 83.10 Jury Selection Plan.................................................................50Civil Rule 83.11 Persons Appearing Without an Attorney In Propria Persona..................................53Civil Rule HC.1 Habeas Corpus Proceedings -- Venue...................................................53Civil Rule HC.2 Habeas Corpus Proceedings (28 U.S.C. § 2254) -- Petitions Not Involving the Death Penalty.........54Civil Rule HC.3 Habeas Corpus Proceedings (28 U.S.C. § 2254) Petitions Involving Death Penalty...............54Civil Rule A.1 Scope of Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims..........................................58Civil Rule B.1 Attachment and Garnishment Provisions .................................................58Civil Rule C.1 Actions in Rem.....................................................................58Civil Rule E.1 Actions in Rem and Quasi in Rem.......................................................59Civil Rule F.1 Limitation of Liability................................................................61
PATENT LOCAL RULES
..........................................................................62Scope of Rules.................................................................................62General Provisions..............................................................................62Patent Disclosures..............................................................................64Claim Construction Proceedings.................................................................66APPENDIX A APPROVED FORM OF PROTECTIVE ORDER...........................................69APPENDIX B APPROVED FORM OF JOINT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION WORKSHEET.......................79APPENDIX C TIME LINE OF EXCHANGE AND FILING DATES........................................81
CRIMINAL RULES
...............................................................................83Criminal Rule 1.1 Scope and Availability of Local Rules.................................................83Criminal Rule 10.1 Arraignments...................................................................83Criminal Rule 11.1 Pleas.........................................................................84Criminal Rule 11.2 Referral of Felony Cases to Magistrate Judges for Taking of Guilty Pleas......................84Criminal Rule 12.1 Rule 12 Motions................................................................84Criminal Rule 16.1 Pleadings and Motions Before Trial Defenses and Objections..............................84Criminal Rule 17.1 Subpoenas.....................................................................85Criminal Rule 23.1 Trial Briefs....................................................................85Criminal Rule 28.1 Interpreters....................................................................85Criminal Rule 30.1 Jury Instructions................................................................85Criminal Rule 32.1 Sentence, Judgment and Probation...................................................86Criminal Rule 44.1 Right to and Assignment of Counsel.................................................87
SENTENCING SUMMARY CHART
..............................................................89Criminal Rule 46.1 Release From Custody............................................................91Criminal Rule 47.1 Motions.......................................................................92Criminal Rule 49.1 Service of Motions and Notice of Court Orders.........................................93Criminal Rule 57.1 Sanctions for Noncompliance with Rules..............................................93Criminal Rule 57.2 Assignment....................................................................94Criminal Rule 57.3 Assignment and Designation Procedures Matters to Magistrate Judges.......................94Criminal Rule 57.4 United States Magistrate Judges.....................................................95Criminal Rule 57.5 Procedure in Imperial County Cases..................................................96Criminal Rule 58.1 Misdemeanors..................................................................96Criminal Rule 58.2 Disposition of Misdemeanor Cases, 18 U.S.C. §3401.....................................97

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