RULE 6.4. EXHIBITS
(a) Exhibits to be left with clerk. All exhibits that have been offered or
received in evidence
left with the clerk and retained in his
custody by the clerk until 180 days after the
case file is closed, unless otherwise directed by the court.
(b) Exhibits too large for filing
to be returned.
All physical exhibits, including books, maps,
models, and documents, too large for convenient filing, offered by either party,
shall may not
be filed, but must be retained by the clerk until after the time for appeal has expired or
all remedies by way of appeal, motion for new trial and appeal therefrom are exhausted,
when they must be returned to the custody of the respective attorneys who offered them in
evidence. If the attorney does not claim an exhibit within sixty days after being notified to
accept return, the clerk may dispose of it as the court may by order direct. The clerk shall
take a receipt for all exhibits returned. 180 days after the case file is
(c) Return of exhibits. A party seeking return of exhibits must file a document return request form as provided under N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.O. 19 (Scanned Documents; Document Return).
Rule 6.4 was amended, effective March 1, 2012, to specify time periods for retention of exhibits and the method for requesting return of exhibits.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of April 28-29, 2011, pages 24-25.
Cross References: N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.O. 19 (Scanned Documents; Document Return).