Electronic filing and electronic service will be mandatory on December 1, 2018!

Posting Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to Appellate Rule 25, Bankruptcy Rule 5005, Civil Rule 5, and Criminal Rule 49 mandating electronic filing and service in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases.  Those amendments were transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018 and will become effective December 1, 2018.  A complete set of the amendments is available here:


The District Court of Guam has amended its General Rules of Local Practice and its Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing and Service to accommodate the amendments to the federal rules.  These local amendments may be found here: