(a) Form, Contents, Number of Paper Copies.
(1) Form. A motion must be in the form prescribed by
(2) Motion Information Statement. The first page of the
motion must be this court’s Form T-1080 Motion Information
(3) Attachments. A movant must attach to Form T-1080 any
affidavit or other document necessary to support the motion,
and may attach a memorandum of law that complies with the
page limits of FRAP 27(d)(2).
(4) Number of Paper Copies. If the motion exceeds 50 pages, the movant must submit 3 paper copies of the motion to the clerk’s office.
(b) Notification; Disclosure of Opponent’s Position. In a case
in which all parties are represented by counsel, a motion must
state: (1) that the movant has notified opposing counsel, or
why the movant was unable to do so; (2) opposing counsel’s
position on the relief requested; and (3) whether opposing
counsel intends to file a response to the motion.
(c) Authority of Clerk to Decide Motions. The clerk is
authorized to decide routine, unopposed procedural motions.
(d) Emergency Motions. A motion seeking emergency or expedited
(1) be preceded by as much advance notice as possible to the
clerk and to opposing counsel of the intent to file an
(2) be labeled “Emergency Motion”;
(3) state the nature of the emergency and the harm that the
movant will suffer if the motion is not granted; and
(4) state the date by which the movant believes the court
(e) Motion to File Oversized Brief.
(1) Motion Disfavored. The court disfavors motions to file a
brief exceeding the length permitted by FRAP 32(a)(7).
(2) Explanation Required. A party seeking to file an
oversized brief must state the requested length and the
reasons for exceeding FRAP’s limitations.
(3) Time to File. A motion to file an oversized brief must
be made at least 14 days before the brief is due. The court
will deny an untimely motion absent extraordinary
(f) Motion to Extend the Time to File a Brief.
(1) Extraordinary Circumstance Required. Absent an
extraordinary circumstance, such as serious personal illness
or death in counsel’s immediate family, the court will not
grant a motion to extend the time to file a brief. A
deadline for a brief remains in effect unless the court
(2) Prior Motion. A party seeking to extend the time to file
a brief must disclose any prior motion for similar relief,
the court’s ruling on it, and whether any prior order stated
that no further extension would be allowed.
(3) Time to File. A party seeking to extend the time to file
a brief must move as soon as practicable after the extraordinary circumstance arises.
(g) Reconsideration of Orders. A motion for reconsideration of
an order under FRAP 27(b) must be filed within 14 days after
the date of the order. Response papers filed after the
original motion was decided do not constitute a request to
reconsider; a separate motion requesting that relief must be
(h) Sanctions. The court may, after affording the party notice
and an opportunity to be heard, impose sanctions against a
party that fails to comply with this rule.
<< Return to Rules | Local Rules | Title VII. General Provisions | Local Rule 27.1
Last modified at