TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Andy Forward
DATE: September 10, 2009
RE: Rule 63, N.D.R.Civ.P., Inability of a Judge to Proceed
Staff has prepared amendments to Rule 63 based on the federal form and style amendments. The amendments are intended make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. The amendments also aim to modernize the rule, removing references to obsolete authority and practices.
The proposed amendments to Rule 63 are attached along with a copy of the amendments to the federal rule.