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Rule 6. Time.

(a) Computing time. The following rules apply in computingany time period specified in these rules, any local rule or court order, or inany statute that does not specify a method of computing time.

(a)(1) When the period is stated in daysor a longer unit of time:

(a)(1)(A) exclude the day of the eventthat triggers the period;

(a)(1)(B) count every day, includingintermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays; and

(a)(1)(C) include the last day of theperiod, but if the last day is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the periodcontinues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sundayor legal holiday.

(a)(2) When the period is stated in hours:

(a)(2)(A) begin counting immediately onthe occurrence of the event that triggers the period;

(a)(2)(B) count every hour, includinghours during intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays; and

(a)(2)(C) if the period would end on aSaturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the sametime on the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

(a)(3) Unless the court orders otherwise,if the clerk?s office is inaccessible:

(a)(3)(A) on the last day for filing underRule 6(a)(1), then the time for filing is extended to the first accessible daythat is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday; or

(a)(3)(B) during the last hour for filingunder Rule 6(a)(2), then the time for filing is extended to the same time onthe first accessible day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

(a)(4) Unless a different time is set by astatute or court order, filing on the last day means:

(a)(4)(A) for electronic filing, before midnight;and

(a)(4)(B) for filing by other means, thefiling must be made before the clerk?s office is scheduled to close.

(a)(5) The ?next day? is determined bycontinuing to count forward when the period is measured after an event andbackward when measured before an event.

(a)(6) ?Legal holiday? means the day forobserving:

(a)(6)(A) New Year's Day;

(a)(6)(B) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;

(a)(6)(C) Washington and Lincoln Day;

(a)(6)(D) Memorial Day;

(a)(6)(E) Independence Day;

(a)(6)(F) Pioneer Day;

(a)(6)(G) Labor Day;

(a)(6)(H) Columbus Day;

(a)(6)(I) Veterans' Day;

(a)(6)(J) Thanksgiving Day;

(a)(6)(K) Christmas; and

(a)(6)(L) any day designated by theGovernor or Legislature as a state holiday.

(b) Extending time.

(b)(1) When an act may or must be donewithin a specified time, the court may, for good cause, extend the time:

(b)(1)(A) with or without motion or noticeif the court acts, or if a request is made, before the original time or itsextension expires; or

(b)(1)(B) on motion made after the timehas expired if the party failed to act because of excusable neglect.

(b)(2) A court must not extend the time toact under Rules 50(b) and (d), 52(b), 59(b), (d) and (e), and 60(c).

(c) Additional time after service by mail. When a party may or must act within aspecified time after service and service is made by mail under Rule 5(b)(3)(C), 3 days are added after the period would otherwise expire underparagraph (a).

 

Effective May 1,2016