TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: January 18, 2013
RE: Rule 101, N.D.R.Ev., Scope; Definitions
Under the 2011 form and style amendments to Fed.R.Ev. 101, the rule was expanded to include definitions. Proposed amendments to N.D.R.Ev. 101 consistent with the federal amendments are attached. The proposed addition of definitions seems helpful, especially the definition of "record" and the item providing that references to written material and other mediums include electronic documents.