RULE 13. SANCTIONS
The supreme court may take any appropriate action against any person failing to perform an act required by
the rules or required by rule or court order.
The appellate process includes not only parties and their attorneys, but also court reporters, trial court clerks, trial court judges, and others. Although Rule 13 will be used sparingly, it is necessary in order to protect the appellate process from abuse.
SOURCES: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of ______________________; May 25-26, 1978, page 10; March 16-17, 1978, page 3.