Crownpoint Court Local Rules

Because there is no rule in the Navajo Rules of Civil Procedure setting a deadline to respond to motions, and pursuant to direction from the Navajo Supreme Court that local Navajo courts are let to set up their own deadline (Phillips v. Navajo Housing Authority, No. SC-CV-13-05, slip op. at 3 (Nav. Sup. Ct. December 8, 2005), the Crownpoint Judicial District hereby establishes the following local rule of Court:

            IN ALL CIVIL CASES, unless otherwise specified by Court order, responses to motion shall be filed and served within ten (10) days of service of the motion. Replies shall be filed and served within ten (10) days of service of responses. Failure to comply with this local rule shall be deemed a waiver of the right to file a response or reply.

            In the interest of simplicity, this rule is intended to conform to the timing of motion practice as found in Criminal Rule 29(h).

            The Court reserves the right to promulgate additional local rules as necessary pursuant to 7 N.N.C. 255.