The use of medium-neutral case citations is required for all documents filed in the courts of North Dakota.The rule also applies to other proceedings governed by North Dakota court rules.The Supreme Court has also amended court rules to provide for "clarity and consistency" in abbreviations.Some abbreviations are changed; some are provided where none were previously specified.Here is a summary of the citation abbreviation forms:
North Dakota Rules of Appellate Procedure:
North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure:
North Dakota Rules of Criminal Procedure:
North Dakota Rules of Evidence:
North Dakota Rules of Court:
Rule on Procedural Rules, Administrative Rules, and Administrative Orders of the NorthDakota Supreme Court:
N.D.R.Proc.R. § 8.
North Dakota Rule on Local Court Procedural Rules and Administrative Rules:
N.D.R. Local Ct. P.R. § 3.
North Dakota Supreme Court Administrative Rules and Administrative Orders:
N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 1.
N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. Order 5.
Local Court Procedural and Administrative Rules: Cite to the specific district and rule, for example:
East Central Judicial District, Local R. 1.
North Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct:
N.D. Code Jud. Conduct Canon 5(A)(1)(a).
Rules of the Judicial Conduct Commission:
R. Jud. Conduct Comm. 4.
North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct:
N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.2.
North Dakota Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions:
N.D. Stds. Imposing Lawyer Sanctions 2.1.
North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline:
N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 3.4(f)(2).
North Dakota Rules for Continuing Legal Education:
N.D.R. Continuing Legal Ed. 5.
Admission to Practice Rules:
Admission to Practice R. 5.
Rule on Limited Practice of Law by Law Students:
R. Ltd. Practice of Law by Law Students VI.