Local Rules of Court

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Table of Contents


Rule 1.  Scope of rules
Rule 2.  Terms of Court and Hours of Court Session
Rule 3.  Conduct in Court
Rule 4.  Media and Public
Rule 5.  Use of Juvenile Initials
Rule 6.  Administrative Judge
Rule 7.  Magistrates
Rule 8.  Concurrent Jurisdiction with Other Courts
Rule 9.  Communications with Jurists
Rule 10. Reserved
Rule 11. Reserved


Rule 12. Prohibited Recommendations
Rule 13. Right to Counsel; Court Personnel and Attorneys
Rule 14. Assistance of Counsel
Rule 15. Guardians ad Litem
Rule 16. Entry of Appearance
Rule 17. Guardian ad Litem/Counsel/Attorney of Record - Withdrawal/Removal
Rule 18. Guardian ad Litem Written Report
Rule 19. Attorney Fees
Rule 20. Reserved

Cases and Records

Rule 21. Pleading and Motions
Rule 22. Facsimile and Email Filing Rule
Rule 23. Service
Rule 24. Special Process Servers
Rule 25. Security for Costs
Rule 26. Notice of Hearings to Foster/Kinship Caregivers
Rule 27. Court Records
Rule 28. Telephonic Orders
Rule 29. Case Management
Rule 30. Pretrial Procedure
Rule 31. Consolidation and Reassignment of Cases
Rule 32. Journal Entries
Rule 33. Electronically Signed Documents
Rule 34. Recording of Proceeding, Transcript, Use of Court Reporters
Rule 35. Continuance and Advancements
Rule 36. Witness Lists
Rule 37. Exhibits
Rule 38. Jury Demand
Rule 39. Motions to Show Cause and Complaints in Contempt
Rule 40. Reserved

Parentage, Child Support, and Custody

Rule 41. Genetic Tests
Rule 42. Child Custody Actions
Rule 43. Mediation
Rule 44. Parenting Time/Shared Parenting
Rule 45. Child Support Schedule
Rule 46. Reserved


Rule 47. Diversion (Effective through December 31, 2018)
Rule 47. Diversion (Effective January 1, 2019)
Rule 48. Diversion Assessments
Rule 49. Reserved

Detention and Arrest

Rule 50. Detention Services Criteria
Rule 51. Pre-Adjudication Assessments
Rule 52. Child Restraints
Rule 53. Court Bail Schedule
Rule 54. Voluntary Appearance Policy
Rule 55. Procedure Upon Arrest Pursuant to Warrant
Rule 56. Reserved

Special Hearings

Rule 57. Specialized Dockets
Rule 58. Family Dependency Treatment Court
Rule 59. Mental Health Court
Rule 60. Juvenile Drug Court
Rule 61. Juvenile Re-Entry Court
Rule 62. Juvenile Traffic Violations Bureau
Rule 63. Juvenile Civil Protection Orders/Domestic Violence Protection Orders
Rule 64. Competency Hearings
Rule 65. Behavior, Diversion, and Education (BDE) Program
Rule 66. Frivolous Actions; Sanctions; Vexatious Litigators.