United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

Local Rules

  1. Admiralty & Maritime Local Rules
  2. ADR Local Rules
  3. Civil Local Rules
  4. Criminal Local Rules
  5. Habeas Corpus Local Rules
  6. Patent Local Rules
  7. Bankruptcy Local Rules (www.canb.uscourts.gov)

Recent Updates to the Local Rules:

Effective Date
Civil Local Rules (.pdf, 469 KB) Changes effective 9/15/2015 are limited to Civil L.R. 16-8 and globally changing all references to "Internet site" to "website." Word version.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Local Rules (.pdf, 210 KB) Changes effective 9/15/2015 abrogate ADR Local Rule 4 (Non-binding Arbitration) and introduce additional updates throughout. Word version.
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