Proposed Revisions to Civil Local Rules and Criminal Local Rules

Comment deadline: December 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

The Court has approved proposed revisions to the following local rules to be published for public comment:

    • Civil Local Rule 1-5 (Definitions) 
    • Civil Local Rule 3-2 (Commencement and Assignment of Action) 
    • Criminal Local Rule I.6-1 (Impanelment of Grand Jury)
    • Criminal Local Rule I.6-2 (Grand Jury Administration)
    • Criminal Local Rule II.5-1 (Criminal Case Proceedings before Assignment to a District Judge)
    • Criminal Local Rule II.32-7 (Confidential Character of Presentence Report)
    • Criminal Local Rule II.32.1-1 (Revocation of Probation or Supervised Release)
    • Criminal Local Rule IX.41-1 (Assignment of Rule 41 Motion or Proceedings)

The purpose of these rule changes is to effectuate changes to the Court's general duty judge program and to assign on a district-wide basis four new case categories.

In accordance with Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 83 and Civil L.R. 83-3, the Court invites comments from the public on the proposed revisions to these rules.

Comments regarding the proposed changes may be submitted via email no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, December 15, 2017 to

View the draft rules via the embedded documents below (use arrow keys to scroll all pages or select the "full-screen" icon in the lower right of the embedded document) or download them using these links: Draft revisions to Civil Local Rules  | Draft revisions to Criminal Local Rules

Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice may be published on the Court's website or otherwise released to the public.