I love great questions from pro se litigants, paralegals, and law students. (Lawyers have great questions too, but usually they are of the, “that would be a terrific law exam question” type of question.) Here was today’s great non-attorney question:
What do the “Supplemental Local Rules” (SLR) supplement?
This question is usually preceded by a, “may I ask a stupid question?” It is NOT a stupid question, partly because it means the “student of legal research” is noticing patterns and paying attention. Here’s the answer:
Oddly enough, the SLR are NOT supplementing anything called Local Rules, although most “supplements” in legal literature would have you assume that the SLR would do just that. They do, however, supplement the Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR) and other state or local rules in some instances.