RULE 603. OATH OR AFFIRMATION
Before testifying, every witness must be required to declare that the witness will testify truthfully, by oath or affirmation administered in a form calculated to awaken the witness' conscience and impress the witness' mind with the duty to do so.
Rule 603 was amended, effective March 1, 1990. The amendments are technical in nature and no substantive change is intended.
SOURCES: Minutes of Joint Procedure Committee: March 24-25, 1988, page 12; December 3, 1987, page 15; April 8, 1976, page 27. Rule 603, Federal Rules of Evidence; Rule 603, SBAND proposal.
CROSS REFERENCE: Rule 6.10, N.D.R.Ct.