If you are not signed up for ECF in the EDNY or the SDNY, you would not have received the enclosed useful chart that sets forth the new time computation changes set forth in the Local Rules for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, which were made due to the changes in the F.R.C.P., all effective December 1, 2009. Also included is the Report of the joint committee on local rules concerning amendments to the local rules of the SDNY and EDNY required as a result of the time computation amendments to the federal rules
The major change is the discontinuance of not counting weekends and Federal holidays in certain instances. Now they are all counted, but the times to act have been extended in those instances when you would not have counted those days. Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are no longer excluded in computing periods of time. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Also most time periods have been adjusted to be week orientated, i.e. multiples of 7.