TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: January 12, 2015
RE: Rule 11, N.D.R.Civ.P., Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers; Representations to Court; Sanctions; Rule 11.2, N.D.R.Ct., Withdrawal of Attorneys
The Minority Justice Implementation Committee has requested that the committee consider proposed amendments to Rule 11 and Rule 11.2 regarding limited scope representation. The proposed amendments and an excerpt from the minority committee's minutes are attached.
The minority committee examined rules on limited representation from other states and found they were generally similar to North Dakota's existing rules. The minority committee discovered, however, that Nebraska had developed some additional language on preparation of pleadings and "automatic" withdrawal from limited representation that the minority committee thought could be a useful addition to the North Dakota rules. The minority committee's proposed amendments contain the Nebraska language. A copy of the Nebraska rule is attached.