The D.C.Supreme Court passed amendments to several Civil Rulings, most notably Rule 12-I. The changes will go into effect on April 25th, 2022. 

The three main changes to Rule 12-I are outlined below in a note from Judge Epstein, by way of Mr. Craig Brodsky: 

  • Parties may no longer file points and authorities separate from motions and oppositions to motions.  Everything must be included in the motion or opposition
  • Parties may file a reply in support of any type of motion.  Leave of court is no longer required for motions other than motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, motions to strike expert testimony and motions for judgment on the pleadings.
  • The obligation to try to obtain the other party’s consent is limited to non-dispositive motions.  However, the moving party has to try to narrow the areas of disagreement if it cannot obtain complete consent.

To read the full outline of Amendments, click here.