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Bar News - November 17, 2006


Proposed Amendment to Local Rules: Request for Comment

Public Comment Period November 1 - November 20, 2006

All Comments Due by Close of Business November 20, 2006


The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire proposes the      following amendment to the Local Rules to be effective 1/1/07. New matter is underlined; matter to be stricken is crossed out. The ***** denotes omitted text before and/or after the pertinent rule section.

            Input from the public and the bar is encouraged. Any written comments, in letter form and keyed to the specific rule/subsection, should be directed to the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse, 55 Pleasant Street, Room

110, Concord, NH 03301-3941.

 

CIVIL RULES

 

83.2 Practice by Persons Not Members of the Bar of This Court

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(b) Pro Hac Vice Admissions. Any attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar of any court of the United States or of the highest court of any state may appear and practice before this court in that action at the courtís discretion and on motion by a member of the bar of this court who is actively associated with him or her in a particular action. The court may at any time revoke such permission for good cause without a hearing. An attorney so permitted to practice before this court in a particular action shall at all times remain associated in the action with a member of the bar of this court upon whom all process, notices, and other papers shall be served, who shall sign all filings submitted to the court and whose attendance is required at all proceedings, unless excused by the court.

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(2) Fee for Admission. A motion for admission pro hac vice must be accompanied by a $50 $100 fee payable to the Clerk, United States District Court. The court will not refund the fee if the motion is denied.

 

FORMS

 

Civil Form 2, Sample Discovery Plan

Amended to change the following items:

 

DISCOVERY

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ELECTRONIC INFORMATION DISCLOSURES (Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f))

           

The parties should provide (a) a brief description of their proposals regarding the disclosure or discovery of electronically stored information (and/or attach a proposed order) and/or (b) identify any disputes regarding the same.

 

STIPULATION REGARDING CLAIMS OF PRIVILEGE/PROTECTION OF TRIAL PREPARATION MATERIALS (Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f))

           

The parties should provide a brief description of the provisions of any proposed order governing claims of privilege or of protection as trial preparation material after production (and/or attach a proposed order).

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Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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