The 3-3-3 Rule

By The Honorable Michael G. Williamson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

“Judge is the 3-3-3 Rule in effect for this case or is this a 10-10-10 case?” Those of you who have appeared in my courtroom may have heard this question asked, or you have probably heard me discuss these rules. But just in case, let me explain: Keep it Short! Few motions need to exceed three pages—thus the first “3” in the Rule stands for 3 pages. That’s the length that works best for most routine motions. Even . . .

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