Proposals for amendments or comments on proposed changes to the rules may be emailed to the court at CM-ECFIntake_OKND@oknd.uscourts.gov . The proponent of a rule change should explain why the change is necessary or desirable. The deadline for submitting comments on the current proposed changes is March 8th, 2023.
|Rule||Summary of Change||Redline|
|LGnR1 - Scope of Rules||Minor changes for clarity, consistency, and eliminate duplication.||Link: LGnR1 - Redlined|
|LGnR2 - Method and Format of Filing||
Minor changes for clarity and consistency.
|Link: LGnR2 - Redlined|
|LGnR3 - Courthouse and Courtroom Conduct||
Minor change for consistency with changes to other rules. Moved current LCvR47‐2 to LGnR3‐4 and moved enforcement to new LGnR3‐5.
|Link: LGnR3 - Redlined|
|LGnR4 - Attorney Admissions and Discipline||
Minor changes for clarity and consistency. Proposed changes to new 4‐2(g) and 4‐3(c) are recommended to incorporate and will replace General Order 20‐40.
|Link: LGnR4 - Redlined|
|LGnR5 - Courthouse Access and Security||Minor changes for consistency.||Link: LGnR5 - Redlined|
|LGnR6 - Electronic Devices in the Courthouse||
Proposed changes to 6‐1(a) and 6‐4(a) are intended to give visitors clear instructions on what to do with electronic devices when they are not permitted to bring them into court facilities.
|Link: LGnR6 - Redlined|
|LGnR7 - Local Rules||Minor changes for clarity and consistency.||Link: LGnR7 - Redlined|
|LCvR1 - Scope and Purpose||This rule is deleted as duplicative of LGnR1.||Link: LCvR1 - Redlined|
|LCvR3 - Commencing an Action||Minor changes for style, clarity, and consistency.||Link: LCvR3 - Redlined|
|LCvR5 - Serving and Filing Pleadings Made with the Court||
Minor change for consistency with other rules.
|Link: LCvR5 - Redlined|
|LCvR5.2 - Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court||Minor changes for clarity and consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR5.2 - Redlined|
|LCvR7 - Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions and Other Papers||Minor changes for clarity and consistency.||Link: LCvR7 - Redlined|
|LCvR7.1 - Disclosure Statement||
Minor changes for consistency with other rules.
|Link: LcvR7.1 - Redlined|
|LCvR16 - Pretrial Conference; Scheduling; Management||
Many proposed changes are for style, clarity, or consistency with other rules. Changes to 16‐1(a) condense that subsection and eliminate duplicative provisions. Rule 16‐1(c)(2) is eliminated as unnecessary as the federal rule covers sanctions. Extensive changes to 16‐2 were made.
|Link: LCvR16 - Redlined|
|LCvR17 - Plaintiff and Defendant; Capacity; Public Officers||
Changes are made to provide additional language regarding who may and may not appear pro se and to provide additional guidance to pro se parties.
|Link: LCvR17 - Redlined|
|LCvR21 - Misjoinder and Nonjoinder of Parties||
Proposed changes address concerns that party is in better position than counsel to have timely knowledge of bankruptcy filing and thus the party should be responsible for notifying the Court.
|Link: LCvR21 - Redlined|
|LCvR26 - Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery||
Some changes are for clarity, style and consistency. Rule 26‐1(b) is eliminated as unnecessary; new 26‐3 is adopted; and new 26‐6 is adopted to increase visibility of instructions found on the Court’s website.
|Link: LCvR26 - Redlined|
|LCvR30 - Depositions by Oral Examination||Minor changes for style and consistency and to delete redundancy with federal rules.||Link: LCvR30 - Redlined|
|LCvR33 - Interrogatories to Parties||
First sentence is deleted as now covered by new LCvR26‐3. Other minor change for consistency with language in federal rule.
|Link: LCvR33 - Redlined|
|LCvR36 - Requests for Admission||Minor changes for style, clarity, and consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR36 - Redlined|
|LCvR37 - Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions||
Minor changes for style and clarity. New 37‐2(e) adopted to avoid unnecessary delays in discovery. New 37‐2(f) intended to clarify current practice.
|Link: LCvR37 - Redlined|
|LCvR38 - Right to a Jury Trial; Demand||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR38 - Redlined|
|LCvR40 - Scheduling Cases for Trial||
Minor changes for style and consistency. Most changes ensure local rule authorizing cases to be assigned to magistrate judges after a non‐consent and to eliminate filing of a non‐consent so that a judge will not see which party has non‐consented to magistrate judge jurisdiction.
|Link: LCvR40 - Redlined|
|LCvR41 - Dismissal of Actions||No change.|
|LCvR42 - Consolidation; Separate Trials||Minor changes for clarity and consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR42 - Redlined|
|LCvR43 - Taking Testimony||Changes for clarity and consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR43 - Redlined|
|LCvR45 - Subpoena||Minor changes for consistency with language used in other rules.||Link: LCvR45 - Redlined|
|LCvR47 - Selecting Jurors||
The Jury Plan is removed from the local rules and will be adopted by general order. LCvR47‐2 is moved to LGnR3‐4 and rule in current LGnR3‐4 is moved to new LGnR3‐5.
|Link: LCvR47 - Redlined|
|LCvR54 - Judgment; Costs||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR54 - Redlined|
|LCvR55 - Default; Default Judgment||Minor change for clarity.||Link: LCvR55 - Redlined|
|LCvR56 - Summary Judgment||No change.|
|LCvR58 - Entering Judgment||No change.|
|LCvR62 - Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment||No change.|
|LCvR65 - Injunctions and Restraining Orders||Changes made for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR65 - Redlined|
|LCvR67 - Deposit into Court||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR67 - Redlined|
|LCvR72 - Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order||Minor changes for consistency and to conform to current practices.||Link: LCvR72 - Redlined|
|LCvR73 - Magistrate Judges: Trial by Consent; Appeal||Changes made clarity and consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR73 - Redlined|
|LCvR78 - Hearing Motions; Submission on Briefs||No change.|
|LCvR81 - Applicability of the Rules in General; Removed Actions||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCvR81 - Redlined|
|LCvR84 - Bankruptcy Rules||
Minor changes for consistency with other rules or changes to other rules. Subsection (g) is deleted as unnecessary. Links added in (f)(3) to Jury Plan and to General Order adopting Jury Plan.
|Link: LCvR84 - Redlined|
|LCrR1 - Scope; Definitions||Provisions deleted are duplicative of LGnR1 or unnecessary.||Link: LCrR1 - Redlined|
|LCrR5 - Initial Appearance||Minor changes for style and consistency.||Link: LCrR5 - Redlined|
|LCrR6 - The Grand Jury||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR6 - Redlined|
|LCrR7 - The Indictment and the Information||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR7 - Redlined|
|LCrR10 - Arraignment||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR10 - Redlined|
|LCrR11 - Pleas||
Some changes are for style, clarity, and consistency with other rules and local practice. New language in 11‐1 and 11‐3 is adopted to ensure that all parties have notice of documents related to plea proceedings and are in agreement before arriving for court appearances.
|Link: LCrR11 - Redlined|
|LCrR12.2 - Notice of an Insanity Defense; Mental Examination||
Changes recommended to correct title, clarify when motions shall be termed by the courtroom deputies, and conform to current practices.
|Link: LCrR12.2 - Redlined|
|LCrR16 - Discovery and Inspection||
Minor changes to 16‐1 for consistency with other rules. Rule 16‐2 was recently adopted by General Order 22‐25.
|Link: LCrR16 - Redlined|
|LCrR17 - Subpoena||This new rule incorporates General Order 21‐34 into the local criminal rules.||Link: LCrR17 - Redlined|
|LCrR17.1 - Pretrial Conference||
Errors corrected, unnecessary subsection removed, and minor changes for consistency with other rules.
|Link: LCrR17.1 - Redlined|
|LCrR23 - Jury or Nonjury Trial||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR23 - Redlined|
|LCrR24 - Trial Jurors||Rule eliminated.||Link: LCrR24 - Redlined|
|LCrR32 - Sentencing and Judgment||
Rule 32‐2 is amended to require documented consent to interview defendant without counsel present. Rules 32‐3 and 32‐11 are combined to avoid duplicative provisions. Some changes for style, clarity, and consistency with other rules. Changes also recommended to require
that objections to presentence report be filed, primarily to create/preserve appellate record, and to establish the time for filing objections.
|Link: LCrR32 - Redlined|
|LCrR32.1 - Revoking or Modifying Probation or Supervised Release||Minor changes for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR32.1 - Redlined|
|LCrR41 - Search and Seizure||No change.|
|LCrR47 - Motions and Supporting Affidavits||
Most changes are for clarity or consistency with other rules.
|Link: LCrR47 - Redlined|
|LCrR49 - Serving and Filing Papers||This rule is eliminated as the substance is covered either in LGnR2‐6 or federal rules.||Link: LCrR49 - Redlined|
|LCrR55 - Records||Minor change for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR55 - Redlined|
|LCrR57 - District Court Rules||Minor change for consistency with other rules.||Link: LCrR57 - Redlined|
|LCrR58 - Petty Offenses and Other Misdemeanors||No change.|