Proposed amendments to the Local Rules for the District of Montana are now available under the Local Rules tab on the website. The proposals are shown in a mark-up document containing only the amendments with context, not the full text of the rules. A table listing and briefly describing the rules to be amended is also posted. Because L.R. 1.3(b) and all subsections of L.R. 1.4 are reorganized and amended, a "clean" version is available, showing just those two rules as they will read if the proposed amendments are adopted.
Please email any comments to LocalRules@mtd.uscourts.gov by December 28, 2018. The Judges will review the proposed amendments and any public comments. Amendments adopted by the Judges will go into effect on a date they will specify, likely in mid-January 2019. You will receive another announcement in advance of the effective date.
Please note that amendments to the Federal Rules will go into effect on December 1, 2018. The amendments are available here.