Please read our Terms of Service. I'm not an attorney. I'm a court reporter who created this calculator back in 2007 just for fun for my court reporting site. But what started as a nifty little tool started to get a lot of traffic. So I spun it off into its own domain: deadlinecalculator.com. This is intended as a free tool created to aid paralegals, legal secretaries, lawyers, their law firms and their clients from "dropping the ball" or missing important dates. The software calculates a given date distance from any start date. Where applicable, the weekend and holiday dates of the calculation are noted. Please enjoy and --THIS IS IMPORTANT -- make sure to double check my math with your math. After so many years and users, I'm pretty confident that the calculation is accurate but still, the software is only offered "as is." If you ever see a problem in the calculation, I definitely want to know so I can fix it! Email me:
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DeadlineCalculator.com is just a fun, simple date calculator. Its calculation is not robust enough off of which to exclusively base your case's timeline. It does not take into consideration any of your unique deadline requirements whatsoever. In no way, shape or form should you use this app as your sole means of calculation. Be prudent and call the court that is specific to your filing to verify any date calculation. By using this site you agree to do your own independent date calculation for your case and hold DeadlineCalculator.com harmless for any issues arising from a missed deadline.
1. January 1st - New Year's Day
2. 3rd Monday of January - Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. 3rd Monday of February - President's Day
4. Last Monday of May - Memorial Day
5. 4th of July - Independence Day 6. 1st Monday of September - Labor Day
7. 2nd Monday of October - Columbus Day
8. November 11th - Veteran's Day
9. 4th Thursday of November - Thanksgiving Day
10. December 25th - Christmas Day
Update 10/5/2021 - [Thank you, T.Y. for this update.] The calendar tool isn't recognizing the observed day of July 4th -- if it falls on a weekend. Results may say: "This date falls on a weekend and Fourth of July - Independence Day, so the next business day is Monday, July 5, 2021." However, in many jurisdictions Monday, July 5th would be the observed holiday and thus courts might be closed. Double check your jurisdiction. Do not simply take this calculator's results as gospel.
Update 11/2/2017 - Thanks to an obsevant attorney in New York, we have found two unfixed glitches in the calculation around when federal holidays occur vs. when they are observed.
1. For example: "30 calendar days after Thursday, October 12, 2017 is Saturday, November 11, 2017. However, this date falls on a weekend and Veteran's Day, so the next business day is Tuesday, November 14, 2017", when in actuality Veteran's Day observed is Friday November 10, 2017. (https://www.federalpay.org/holidays/veterans-day)
2. However, if we change the date by just one day, the results are: "30 calendar days after Friday, October 13, 2017 is Sunday, November 12, 2017. However, this date falls on a weekend, so the next business day is Monday, November 13, 2017" I am not sure why the second scenario is not doing the same thing. In theory it should also be miscalculating as above. I need to dig in deeper into the code to find out why. As always, DO NOT rely on this calculator alone. You must do your own due diligence in calculating your deadlines!
Update 2/4/2016 - I was informed about an oversight in the code that didn't explain why certain Mondays were being skipped over and the results would yield the next day, Tuesday. The problem was when the target date landed on a weekend AND the very following Monday was a holiday, that the code would correctly skip to Tuesday but it wouldn't say why. Example: 20 days after 1/25/2016. Fixed it!
Update 5/21/2015 - I updated the look & feel of the site, making it more streamlined and mobile friendly.
Update 7/2014 - I was told that the FRCP was amended to remove the distinction in 6(a)(2) for periods less than 11 days. Also, FRCP 6(e) is now 6(d). See http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_6.
Update 3/2012 - Federal Rule 6 (a)(2) The calculator does not take into account Rule 6 (a)(2) for Federal cases, which excludes intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays when the period is less than 11 days.
Update 3/2012 - Federal Rule 6 (e) The calculator does not take into account Rule 6 (e) for Federal cases, which adds three days for all modes of service except hand delivery.