RULE 3.1 PLEADINGS
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(g) File Numbers. The clerk, at the time of the filing of a case and at the time of the filing of any responsive pleading, shall assign a file number to the case and immediately notify
, by mailthe attorney of record of the file number assigned to the proceedings. Thereafter, all instruments and pleadings to be filed must bear the assigned file number on the front or title page in the upper righthand portion of the instrument to be filed. Instruments and pleadings that do not conform to this rule will not be filed by the clerk until they are in compliance with this rule.
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Rule 3.1 was amended, effective January 1, 1988; March 1, 1996; March 1, 1999.
A new subdivision (b) was added, effective March 1, 1996, which contains signature requirements. The letter designation of each existing subdivision was amended accordingly.
Subdivision (g) was amended, effective March 1, 1999, to allow notification by means other than mail.
SOURCES: Procedure Committee Minutes of January 29-30, 1998, page 22; September 29-30, 1994, pages 6-7.