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 Feb 15, 2019]

Northern District of Alabama

Southern District of Alabama [Effective Dec 1, 2009]

Alaska

District of Alaska [As Amended Through Dec 1, 2018]

Arizona

District of Arizona [As Revised Through Aug 1, 2018]

Arkansas

Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas [Revised Aug 2, 2018]

California

Central District of California [Effective Jan 2, 2019]

Eastern District of California [Effective Apr 9, 2018]

Northern District of California [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Southern District of California [Effective Jul 1, 2018]

Colorado

District of Colorado [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

District of Columbia

District of Columbia [In Effect as of Sep 10, 2018]

Connecticut

District of Connecticut [Effective Sep 4, 2018]

Delaware

District of Delaware [Effective Feb 1, 2019]

Florida

Middle District of Florida [Effective Jul 1, 2017]

Northern District of Florida [Effective Dec 1, 2011]

Southern District of Florida [Revised Mar 19, 2018]

Georgia

Middle District of Georgia [Local Rules as of Dec 1, 2018]

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, 2018]

Idaho

District of Idaho [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Illinois

Central District of Illinois [Effective Oct 20, 2017]

Northern District of Illinois [As Amended, Effective Apr 16, 2018]

Southern District of Illinois [Effective Dec 1, 2015]

Indiana

Northern District of Indiana [Revised Mar 15, 2019]

Southern District of Indiana [As Amended Through Dec 1, 2017]

Iowa

Northern District of Iowa

Southern District of Iowa [Effective Aug 4, 2003] 

Kansas

District of Kansas [Effective Mar 17, 2019]

Kentucky

Eastern District of Kentucky [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Kentucky [Effective Dec 1, 2009]

Louisiana

Eastern District of Louisiana [Adopted May 1, 2013]

Middle District of Louisiana [Amended Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Louisiana

Maine

District of Maine [Updated Jun 14, 2018]

Maryland

District of Maryland [As Revised Apr 1, 2019]

Massachusetts

District of Massachusetts [Effective Aug 1, 2016]

Michigan

Eastern District of Michigan [Includes Amendments Through Dec 10, 2018]

Western District of Michigan [Effective Feb 1, 2019]

Minnesota

District of Minnesota

Mississippi

Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi [As Amended Dec 1, 2018]

Missouri

Eastern District of Missouri [As Revised Effective Dec 1, 2018]

Western District of Missouri [Effective Jun 1, 2016]

Montana

District of Montana [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Nebraska

District of Nebraska [Effective Jan 1, 2019]

Nevada

District of Nevada [Effective Jan 1, 2016]

New Hampshire

District of New Hampshire [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

New Jersey

District of New Jersey [Effective Aug 1, 2018]

New Mexico

District of New Mexico [Effective Apr 1, 2019]

New York

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

Northern District of New York [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

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 [Revised as of June 1, 2018]

Middle District of North Carolina [Effective Aug 13, 2018]

North Dakota

Districts of North Dakota [Effective Aug 30, 2018]

Northern Mariana Islands

District of Northern Mariana Islands [Effective Apr 15, 2019]

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 [Updated Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Oklahoma [Effective Jun 15, 2015]

Oregon

District of Oregon [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

Pennsylvania

Eastern District of Pennsylvania [Current Through Dec 1, 2018]

Middle District of Pennsylvania [Modified Dec 1, 2018]

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 Sep 28, 2018]

South Dakota

District of South Dakota [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Tennessee

Eastern District of Tennessee [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

Middle District of Tennessee [Amended and Restated as of Dec 1, 2016]

Western District of Tennessee [Effective Apr 3, 2017]

Texas

Eastern District of Texas [Revised Dec 1, 2017]

Northern District of Texas [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Southern District of Texas [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Western District of Texas [Edited Nov 10, 2016]

Utah

District of Utah [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

Vermont

District of Vermont [Effective Dec 1, 2017]

Virgin Islands

District of the Virgin Islands [Effective Dec 7, 2017]

Virginia

Eastern District of Virginia [Effective Dec 1, 2018]

Western District of Virginia [Revised Jan 23, 2019]

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]