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RULE 1. SCOPE AND PURPOSE

Effective Date: 7/1/2021

These rules govern the procedure in all actions conducted under the Uniform Juvenile Court Act, N.D.C.C. chs. 27-20.2, 27- 20.3, and 27-20.4, and under N.D.C.C. ch 27-20.1 on guardianship of a child. They must be construed and administered to protect the best interests of children and to address the unique characteristics and needs of children.

Rule 1 was adopted effective March 1, 2010, amended effective March 1, 2021; July 1, 2021.

Rule 1 was amended, effective July 1, 2021, to update terminology and statutory references consistent with the July 1, 2021, amendments to the Juvenile Court Act, N.D.C.C. chs. 27-20.2, 27- 20.3, and 27-20.4.

SOURCES: Juvenile Policy Board Minutes of June 11, 2021; February 20, 2009; December 5, 2008; August 8, 2008; May 9, 2008; February 29, 2008; September 21, 2007; April 20, 2007.

STATUTES AFFECTED:

CONSIDERED: N.D.C.C. chs. 27-20.1, 27-20.2, 27- 20.3, 27-20.4.

CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.Ev. 1101 (Applicability of Rules); N.D.R.Ct. 1.1 (Scope); N.D.R.Civ.P. 1 (Scope of Rules), N.D.R.Civ.P. 81 (Applicability in General); N.D.R.Crim.P. 1 (Scope and Exceptions).

Effective Date Obsolete Date
07/01/2021 View
03/01/2021 07/01/2021 View
03/01/2010 03/01/2021 View