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Fifth Judicial District Court

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LR5-202. Orders, decrees and judgments.

  1. Filing. Orders and judgments shall be separately filed and shall not be included as part of any pleading.
  2. Date of execution. Orders and judgments shall not be dated nor shall they show the place of execution. The date of filing and of entry shall be the same in all cases and shall be shown by the clerk's stamp and record unless filed in open court.
  3. Submission to the court. Orders, decrees and judgments shall be submitted to the clerk of the district court or the assigned judge's trial court administrative assistant for delivery to the trial judge unless the case is assigned to an out-of county or out-of-district judge, in which case the document shall be submitted to the trial judge or the judge's trial court administrative assistant. Orders, decrees and judgments should be submitted not later than fifteen (15) days following the announcement of the court's decision unless otherwise ordered. The prevailing party shall be responsible for such filing. Orders and judgments will not be signed by the judge unless they have been initialed by attorneys for all parties to the cause or pro se parties. Should the attorney for any party fail or refuse to so initial a proposed order or judgment within five (5) working days, the attorney submitting the proposed order shall certify to the court that opposing counsel or pro se party has failed or refused to initial the same.

    Cases which have multiple defendants and are ready for a partial closing against one or more defendants will not be signed by the judge unless the title of the judgment or order specifies the name of the defendant or defendants to whom the judgment or order applies that relief is being entered against.

  4. Filing with clerk. Every order, judgment or other instrument signed by the court shall be immediately delivered to the clerk for filing. No order or judgment will be taken from the courthouse after it has been signed.
  5. Notice of entry of judgment to opposing parties. In all contested civil cases, attorneys for the parties who wish notice of entry of judgment, shall send a notice of entry of judgment form (LR5-FORM D) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the clerk of the district court. The clerk of the district court shall enter the date of entry of judgment and mail the notice to all attorneys or parties who have complied with this rule.

[Approved, effective April 1, 1999.]

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