(a) Every motion or stipulation to extend time shall inform the court of any previous extensions granted and state the reasons for the extension requested. A request for extension made after the expiration of the specified period shall not be granted unless the moving party, attorney or other person demonstrates that the failure to act was the result of excusable neglect. Immediately below the title of such motion or stipulation there shall also be included a statement indicating whether it is the first second, third, etc., requested extension.
(b) Ex parte motions for extension of time will not ordinarily be granted. When, however, a certificate of counsel shows good cause for the extension and a satisfactory explanation why the extension could not be obtained by stipulation or on notice, the court may grant, ex parte, an emergency extension for only such a limited period as may be necessary to enable the moving party to apply for a further extension by stipulation or upon notice, with the time for hearing shortened by the court.
[Amended; effective October 13, 2005.]