A lesson in what not to do
Speaking of amendments

Proposed changes to M.D. La. local rules

Appellate lawyers sometimes pitch in on complex motions filed in the district court—motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, Daubert motions, etc. If your practice includes this sort of work in the Middle District of Louisiana, then you’ll be interested in the Middle District’s proposed amendments to the local rules, particularly those governing motion practice.

The proposed amendment that caught my eye is one to Local Rule 7, governing the form of motions. Under proposed Rule 7(g), the page limit for memoranda in support of or in opposition to a motion will be reduced from 30 to 20 pages, excluding attachments. The page limit for subsequent memos will be reduced from 20 to 10 pages, excluding attachments. Reply and surreply memos will be subject to a 5-page limit. If you need more pages, you’ll have to file a motion for leave to file a memo exceeding the page limit.

If you want to comment on this amendment or any of the others, you can do so by e-mail to localrules@lamd.uscourts.gov. The deadline for comments is March 16, 2015.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)