The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rules 5.1(G) and 72.1 and Local Criminal Rule 59.
The amendments to LR 5.1(G) eliminate the requirement for counsel to include a fax number on filings and add a requirement to include an email address.
The amendments to LR 72.1 and LCrR 59 modify the calculation of filing deadlines to run from the date of service instead of the date of filing.
Members of the bar and public are invited to submit written comments on these amendments until October 13, 2023. The public notice with additional details, including instructions on how to comment, is available here.