In addition to the legal holidays observed by the District Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona will be closed on the following dates:

• Friday December 23, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
• Friday December 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

All electronic systems will be in operation, unless otherwise noticed in advance, including CM/ECF and PACER.

On December 1, 2015, significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective.  These changes include the following, among others:

1.    The time for service of process under Rule 4(m) is shortened from 120 days to 90 days.  For cases pending in the District of Arizona before December 1, the time for service will remain 120 days.  For cases filed on or after December 1, the new 90-day time limit will apply.

2.    The time for holding the initial case management conference under Rule 16(b) has been...