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RULE 30. REFERENCES TO THE RECORD

Effective Date: 3/1/2022

(a) In General. In any document submitted to the supreme court, references to evidence or other parts of the record must include a citation to a register of actions index number or to the location in the recording where such evidence or other material appears. The reference must include, either in the document text or the citation itself, information identifying the item, for example “Statement of John Doe.”

(b) Form of Citation. 

(1) Reference to any material that is contained in an item in the record and that is listed under a register of actions index number, including transcripts, must be made by setting forth in parentheses the capital letter “R” followed by the index number of the item followed by a colon and the specific page within the item where the information referred to is located, for example (R156:12). If applicable, paragraph or line numbers must be included after the page number, for example (R156:12:¶3) or (R156:12:3).
(2) References to a video or audio recording in the record must be made by identifying the recording and providing specific, time-coded locations of the relevant portions.

Rule 30 was amended, effective September 1, 1983; January 1, 1988; March 1, 1994; March 1, 1996; March 1, 1998; March 1, 2003; March 1, 2005; March 1, 2011; October 1, 2014; November 1, 2020; March 1, 2022.

Rule 30 was amended, effective March 1, 2022, to provide standards for references to the record in documents filed with the supreme court and to eliminate the requirement to prepare an appendix. The entire record is available to the supreme court for reference and examination. Material in the record is listed in the register of actions and specific items are identified by index numbers. Material in the register of actions is accessible to attorneys through the Odyssey secure public access system and to judges under the events tab of the Odyssey dashboard.

SOURCES: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of September 30, 2021, pages 2-9; September 24, 2020, pages 2-3; September 26, 2013, page 25; April 29-30, 2010, page 20; January 24-25, 2002, pages 8-9; September 27-28, 2001, page 22; September 26-27, 1996, page 19; April 27-28, 1995, pages 4-5; January 26-27, 1995, pages 6-7; September 29-30, 1994, pages 14, 16-18; January 28-29, 1993, page 11; February 19-20, 1987, page 8; September 18-19, 1986, pages 8-10, 16-19; January 23, 1986, page 4; October 15-16, 1981, pages 2-5; May 25-26, 1978, pages 14-17; January 12-13, 1978, pages 19-20; September 15-16, 1977, pages 19-21. Rule 22, Rules of the 11th Circuit Court. Fed.R.App.P. 30.

CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.App.P. 10 (The Record on Appeal); N.D.R.App.P. 13 (Sanctions); N.D.R.App.P. 25 (Filing and Service) ; N.D.R.App.P. 31 (Serving and Filing Briefs) ; N.D.R.App.P. 32 (Form of Briefs and Other Documents); N.D.R.App.P. 39 (Costs).

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11/01/2020 03/01/2022 View
10/01/2014 11/01/2020 View
03/01/2011 10/01/2014 View
03/01/2005 03/01/2011 View
03/01/2003 03/01/2005 View
03/01/1998 03/01/2003 View
03/01/1996 03/01/1998 View