IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
ORDER OF ADOPTION
Supreme Court No. 20150366
Proposed Amendments to Rule 11, North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 11.2, North Dakota Rules of Court, and Rule 1.2, North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct
[¶ 1] On December 21, 2015, the Joint Procedure Committee filed a petition to amend North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure regarding signing of pleadings, motions and other papers; representations to court; sanctions; North Dakota Rules of Court 11.2 regarding withdrawal of attorneys; and North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2 regarding scope of representation and allocation of authority between client and lawyer. On January 29, 2016, the petition was referred to the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards for review. On April 29, 2016, the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards filed its recommendation that North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2 also be amended. The proposed amendments are available at http://www.ndcourts.gov/Court/Notices/Notices.htm. The Court considered the matter, and
[¶ 2] ORDERED, that proposed amendments to North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure 11, North Dakota Rules of Court 11.2, and North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2 are ADOPTED, effective August 1, 2016.
[¶ 3] The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota convened the 29th day of June, 2016, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, and the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, and the Honorable Lisa Fair McEvers, Justices, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.
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