RULE 83. PRACTICE WHEN PROCEDURE IS NOT SPECIFIED
(a) Local Rules.
Pursuant to Under the North Dakota
Local Court Rules ( NDLocalCtR
N.D.R. Local Ct. P.R.), each judicial district may from time to time
make adopt and amend
rules governing practice in all of the courts in that judicial district not inconsistent with these
rules or other rules prescribed adopted by the Supreme Court.
Upon On adoption of any
local rule it shall must be referred to the Clerk of the Supreme Court
for referral to the
appropriate standing committee under Section 8, Rule on Procedural Rules, Administrative
Rules and Administrative Orders of the North Dakota Supreme Court ( NDRPR
N.D.R.Proc.R.), for study and for recommendations to the Supreme
Court for continuance,
rejection, or adoption as a statewide rule.
(b) Regulation by District Court. In all cases not provided for by rule or statute the
court may regulate its practice in any proceeding properly before it in any manner not
inconsistent with rules adopted by the court
pursuant to under
NDLocalCtR N.D.R. Local
Ct. P.R. or by the Supreme Court or with any applicable statute.
Rule 83 was amended, effective _______________.
Rule 83 permits local rules within each judicial district only if they are adopted
to under North Dakota Local Court Rules ( NDLocalCtR
N.D.R. Local Ct. P.R.). All local
rules heretofore adopted are hereby abrogated.
All local rules must be consistent with rules adopted by the Supreme Court.
Local rules may be adopted without prior Supreme Court approval. However, any adopted
local rule must be referred to the Clerk of the Supreme Court (
Local Ct. P.R.
7.2 NDLocalCtR) for referral to the appropriate Supreme Court advisory
Section 8, NDRPR N.D.R.Proc.R.. Supreme Court advisory
committees will study the
referred rule and make appropriate recommendations to the Supreme Court. The Supreme
Court may adopt the local rule as a statewide rule, or may permit the district to continue the
rule as a local rule, or may prohibit the district from continuing to use the local rule.
Rule 83 was amended, effective _______________, in response to the December 1, 2007, revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of January 28-29, 2010, pages 23-24;
Fed.R.Civ.P. 83 FRCivP; North Dakota Local Court Rules
( NDLocalCtR N.D.R. Local Ct.
Rule N.D.R.Crim.P. 57 (Practice When
Procedure Not Specified) ,
N.D.R.Crim.P.; Rule Fed.R.Civ.P. 83