Local Rules

Local Rules - Find links to local rules from each jurisdiction listed below. Sources for local rules are also listed for your reference. The information provided in the links below is not original content provided by ABI, but the links are provided as a convenience for ABI members.

Alabama

Middle District of Alabama [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Northern District of Alabama

Southern District of Alabama [Effective Dec 9, 2009]

Alaska

District of Alaska [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Arizona

District of Arizona [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Arkansas

Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas [Effective Nov 3, 2017]

California

Central District of California [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Eastern District of California [Effective Sep 21, 2017]

Northern District of California [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Southern District of California [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Colorado

District of Colorado [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

District of Columbia

District of Columbia [Effective Jul 1, 2011]

Connecticut

District of Connecticut [Effective May 15, 1997]

Delaware

District of Delaware [Effective Feb 1, 2017]

Florida

Middle District of Florida [Effective Jul 1, 2017]

Northern District of Florida [Effective Dec 1, 2011]

Southern District of Florida [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Georgia

Middle District of Georgia [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Northern District of Georgia [Effective Oct 17, 2005]

Southern District of Georgia [Effective May, 2017]

Guam

District of Guam [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Hawaii

District of Hawaii [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Idaho

District of Idaho [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Illinois

Central District of Illinois [Effective Oct 10, 2017]

Northern District of Illinois [Effective Apr 1, 2016]

Southern District of Illinois [Effective Dec 1, 2015]

Indiana

Northern District of Indiana [Effective Dec 08, 2017]

Southern District of Indiana [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Iowa

Northern District of Iowa

Southern District of Iowa [Effective Aug 4, 2003] 

Kansas

District of Kansas [Effective Mar 17, 2017]

Kentucky

Eastern District of Kentucky [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Kentucky [Effective Dec 1, 2009]

Louisiana

Eastern District of Louisiana [Effective May 1, 2013]

Middle District of Louisiana [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Louisiana

Maine

District of Maine [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Maryland

District of Maryland [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Massachusetts

District of Massachusetts [Effective Aug 1, 2016]

Michigan

Eastern District of Michigan [Effective Feb 1, 2016]

Western District of Michigan [Effective Aug 1, 2012]

Minnesota

District of Minnesota

Mississippi

Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Missouri

Eastern District of Missouri [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Missouri [Effective Jun 1, 2016]

Montana

District of Montana [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Nebraska

District of Nebraska [Effective Sep 1, 2014]

Nevada

District of Nevada [Effective Jan 1, 2016]

New Hampshire

District of New Hampshire [Effective Nov 1, 2016]

New Jersey

District of New Jersey [Effective Aug 1, 2017]

New Mexico

District of New Mexico [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

New York

Eastern District of New York  [Effective Dec 5, 2012]

Northern District of New York [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Southern District of New York [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of New York [Effective May 13, 1997]

North Carolina

Western District of North Carolina

Eastern District of North Carolina [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Middle District of North Carolina [Effective May 31, 2017]

North Dakota

Districts of North Dakota [Effective Apr 2, 2013]

Northern Mariana Islands

District of Northern Mariana Islands [Effective Nov 1, 2017]

Ohio

Northern District of Ohio [Effective May 16, 2011]

Southern District of Ohio [Effective Nov 1, 2016]

Oklahoma

Eastern District of Oklahoma [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Northern District of Oklahoma [Effective Mar 10, 2017]

Western District of Oklahoma [Effective Jan 1, 2013]

Oregon

District of Oregon [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Pennsylvania

Eastern District of Pennsylvania [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Middle District of Pennsylvania [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Pennsylvania [Effective Jun 15, 2017]

Puerto Rico

District of Puerto Rico [Effective May 16, 2013]

Rhode Island

District of Rhode Island [Effective Nov 1, 1997]

South Carolina

District of South Carolina [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

South Dakota

District of South Dakota [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Tennessee

Eastern District of Tennessee [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Middle District of Tennessee [Effective Dec 1, 2016]

Western District of Tennessee [Effective Apr 3, 2017]

Texas

Eastern District of Texas [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Northern District of Texas [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Southern District of Texas [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Texas [Effective Nov 1, 2013]

Utah

District of Utah [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Vermont

District of Vermont [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Virgin Islands

District of the Virgin Islands [Effective Dec 1, 2016]

Virginia

Eastern District of Virginia [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Virginia [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Washington

Eastern District of Washington

Western District of Washington [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

West Virginia

Northern District of West Virginia [Effective Nov 21, 2003]

Southern District of West Virginia [Effective Jan 2, 2013]

Wisconsin

Eastern District of Wisconsin [Effective Nov 1, 2017]

Western District of Wisconsin [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Wyoming

District of Wyoming [Effective Jul 1, 2012]