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     Rule 3. Ex Parte Matters.
      (a) Extensions of time to further plead, file briefs, combine a hearing on a motion and other permissible ex parte matters may be granted by order of the court upon written application.
     (b) Prior to the issuance of an ex parte order, the party seeking such order must file a written certification with the court declaring that the opposing party has been contacted and given reasonable notice of:
     (1) the time and place of the ex parte conference or meeting;
     (2) the substance of the order sought;
     (3) whether the opposing party opposes the motion.
     (c) All requests for extension of time or continuance or other ex parte matters shall be accompanied by an appropriate form or order, with sufficient copies for the clerk to mail to all opposing parties.
     (d) Except as otherwise provided by these Rules or statute, no document, including briefs, proposed orders and proposed judgments, may be presented to the court at any time unless it is first filed with the court and served on all parties.

     History: En. Sup. Ct. Ord. May 29, 1987, eff. June 1, 1987; amd. Sup. Ct. Ord. Mar. 19, 2008, eff. June 1, 2008; amd. Sup. Ct. Ord. No. AF 07-0110, March 15, 2011, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.

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