Amendments

Proposed Amendment to GNLR 17.1

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2071(b), the District Court of Guam gives notice that amendments to the General Local Rules of Practice are being considered for adoption effective December 1, 2019.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
November 1, 2019 to November 15, 2019
 
ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS DUE BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS
November 15, 2019

Proposed Amendment to Local Rules - Comments Requested by July 12, 2019.

After reviewing the court's local rules for consistency with the current federal rules, the court has determined that local civil rule CVLR 77 requires modification.  The federal rules now consider registration for electronic filing as constituting consent to service by electronic means using the transmission facilities of the court and a party may consent to electronic service by other means.  In addition, the court has retitled its administrative procedures for electronic filing, and intends to modify local criminal rule CRLR 49 to reflect this change.

Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules regarding mandatory electronic filing


"Electronic filing has matured. Most districts have adopted local rules that require electronic filing, and allow reasonable exceptions as required by the former rule. The time has come to seize the advantages of electronic filing by making it mandatory in all districts, except for filings made by an individual not represented by an attorney. But exceptions continue to be available. Paper filing must be allowed for good cause. And a local rule may allow or require paper filing for other reasons."