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Hon. Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge
Tyler P. Gilman, Clerk of Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules & Standing Orders


 

Rules:

  • District Court Local Rules effective 3/1/2016
  • PLEASE NOTE: Commentary is not adopted by the Judges and should not be quoted or cited. The mark-up version includes red text showing the amendments and commentary that were circulated for public comment; green text showing amendments made by the judges and affecting only internal court operations; and blue text indicating hyperlinks (deactivated) to the Court's website. Hyperlinks will be restored to the official version of the Local Rules when the Court's new website goes up. The mark-up version does not reflect stylistic and formatting changes. Due to these changes, there is significant variation in page numbers between the mark-up version and the official version of the Rules.
    District Court Local Rules Adopted Amendments - Markup
  • Form E: Witness List - (WPD) (DOC)
  • Form F: Exhibit List - (WPD) (DOC)
  • Form G: Motion for Leave to File Conventionally - PDF
  • Bankruptcy Rules
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • U.S. Code

Committee Members:

Standing Order Summary (as of 3/1/2016):

Pursuant to Administrative Order dated 1/18/2012, the following Standing Order Summary is a complete and updated list of all currently effective Standing and General Orders in the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Any Order not specifically listed has been vacated and is of no further force and effect. This list is reviewed and updated periodically. Please contact the Clerk of Court for further information about past or present Standing or General Orders.

Date
Order No.
Description
2/18/16
In Re: Amendments to Local Rules of Procedure
1/5/15
In Re: Assignment of Cases
1/5/15
In Re: Appointment of John T. Johnston
3/18/15
In Re: Appointment of Counsel to Defendants Seeking Sentence Reduction Under Amendment 782
10/29/14
In Re: Motions for Sentence Reduction under Amendment 782
5/1/14
In Re: Plan for Administration of Non-Appropriated Funds (amended PGH-4A)
4/17/14
In Re: Selection of and Duties of Lawyer Representatives to the Judicial Conference of the Ninth Circuit
4/1/14
In Re: Amendments to Local Rules of Procedure
10/23/13
In Re: Firearms Policy in the Courthouses of the District of Montana
10/18/13
In Re: Format of Orders, Opinions and Memoranda Issued by the Court
5/31/13
In Re: Use of Electronic Devices in Bankruptcy Proceedings
4/3/13
In Re: the Participation of Senior Judges in District Court Governance
4/3/13
In Re: Reporting Requirements Under the Protect Act of 2003
8/3/12
CM/ECF Deadlines Extended
10/17/11
Order Re: Admission Fees
2/24/11
Order Clarifying the Status of Standing and General Orders
3/18/10
In the Matter of the Reappointment of Magistrate Gerard M. Schuster
1/11/10
In Re: Referring Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings to Bankruptcy Judges
10/29/09
In the Matter of the Reappointment of Magistrate Carolyn S. Ostby
1/5/07
In Re: Appointment of Robert Keith Strong
6/12/06
In Re: Appointment of Jeremiah C. Lynch
12/21/05
In Re: Designation of Speedy Trial Act Status
2/23/04
In Re: Security Alert Procedures
10/27/03
In Re: Appointment of Sharon Hardwick EDR Coordinator
11/1/01
In Re: Suspension of Attorney
1/31/97
In the Matter of the Designation of Official Duty Station of Judge Donald W. Molloy
11/1/92
In the Matter of Guidelines and Plan for Administration of Non-Appropriated Funds
10/31/89
Notification of Judges Named in Lawsuit

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