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Rule2. Time.

 

(a) Computing time. Thefollowing rules apply in computing any time period specified in these rules,any local rule or court order, or in any statute that does not specify a methodof computing time.

 

(a)(1) When the periodis stated in days or a longer unit of time:

 

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

 

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

 

(a)(1)(C) include the last day of the period, but if the last day is aSaturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the endof the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

 

(a)(2) When the periodis stated in hours:

 

(a)(2)(A) begin counting immediately on the occurrence of the eventthat triggers the period; and

 

(a)(2)(B) count every hour, including hours during intermediateSaturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

 

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

 

(a)(3)(A) on the lastday for filing under Rule 6(a)(1), then the time for filing is extended to thefirst accessible day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday; or

 

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

 

(a)(4) Unless adifferent time is set by a statute or court order, filing on the last daymeans:

 

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

 

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

 

(a)(5) The ?next day? isdetermined by continuing to count forward when the period is measured after anevent and backward when measured before an event.

 

(a)(6) ?Legalholiday? means the day for observing:

 

(a)(6)(A) New Year?sDay;

 

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

 

(a)(6)(C) Washington andLincoln Day;

 

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

 

(a)(6)(E) IndependenceDay;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(a)(6)(J) ThanksgivingDay;

 

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

 

(a)(6)(L) and anydesignated by the Governor or Legislature as a state holiday.

 

(b) Extending time.

 

(b)(1) When an act mayor must be done within a specified time, the court may, for good cause, extendthe time:

 

(b)(1)(A) with or without motion or notice if the court acts, or if arequest is made, before the original time or its extension expires; or

 

(b)(1)(B) on motion made after the time has expired if the partyfailed to act because of excusable neglect.

 

(b)(2) A court must notextend the time for taking any action under the rules applying to a judgment ofacquittal, new trial, arrest of judgment and appeal, unless otherwise providedin these rules.

 

(c) Additional timeafter service by mail. When a party may or must act within a specified timeafter service and service is made by mail, three days are added after theperiod would otherwise expire under paragraph (a).