TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: January 12, 2018
RE: Rule 25, N.D.R.App.P., Filing and Service
Justice Tufte has proposed amendments to Rule 25 to mandate electronic filing by attorneys in appeals. He also proposes elimination of the miscellaneous page fees for e-filing now included in the rule. Draft amendments to Rule 25 consistent with Justice Tufte's proposal are attached.
Under Justice Tufte's proposal, documents would need to be filed in a word processing or text searchable PDF format. Justice Tufte's proposal includes instructions on how to prepare text searchable PDFs. As shown in the material provided by Justice Tufte, his proposed requirements are consistent with the approach taken in other states.