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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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Schedule for Local Rules Modifications

  • November 1 - deadline to submit proposals for local rules modifications that are to take effect on September 1 of the following year (Submissions may be made via email to
  • April 1 - proposed local rules modifications distributed for public comment
  • June 1 - deadline for submitting public comment on local rules modifications
  • July 1 - formal adoption of local rules that are to take effect on September 1

         See Special Order No. 2-46 for details.


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