District Court - Local Rules and Forms
The Fourth Judicial District periodically updates its Local Rules. Those updates are reflected here. For efficiency and cost savings, the rules are published online. If you wish a hard copy and are unable to print the rules, the Clerk of Court will print a copy for a nominal fee.
Please be aware of possible application of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (significantly rewriting the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940). Please pay particular heed to Section 201 et seq. Follow the link above to find specific provisions of the Act, or you can browse the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Simplified.
Please note the following:
- All updates to the Rules are highlighted. Please take the time to review these changes in the local rules.
- The HTML (web page) version will be unavailable until it is updated to the latest version. A link will be provided below when the HTML version is completed.
The Rules of Practice are available in Microsoft Word, Adobe's portable document format and a standard web page. If you click on "PDF", you may be prompted to save the document, which may then be viewed in Adobe Acrobat.
**Rules have been updated on this site as of February 10, 2010 in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF versions only.
Document Type with File Extension
- Rules of Practice
- Microsoft Word Version
- Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (.pdf) Version
Some documents are in "Portable Document Format" and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not have this viewer, visit Adobe.com.