Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, January 30, 2003 @ 10:00 AM

Agenda
January 30-31, 2003, Meeting
Fargo
 


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I. Roll Call and Preliminaries

II. Minutes of September 26-27, 2002 Meeting 1

III. Old Business

    1. Supreme Court Approval of Rules Packages

The Supreme Court has approved the Committee's petitions for adoption of the 2001-2002 Annual Rules Package and the separate Appellate Rules Package. 

      1. Memorandum on Rules Package 25
      2. Memorandum to Supreme Court re: N.D.R.Ct. 3.3 27
      3. Memorandum to Supreme Court re: N.D.R.Civ.P. 23 28

    1. Rule 10, N.D.R.App.P.; The Record on Appeal

The Committee will again consider amendments to N.D.R.App.P. 10 in response to adoption of the voir dire recording requirement under the new Standards Relating to Juror Use and Management.

      1. Memorandum on Rule 10 31
      2. Proposed N.D.R.App.P. 10 32

    1. Rule 6, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Time

The Committee will consider an amendment to N.D.R.Civ.P. 6 that would change the way time is counted after an item is served by mail or commercial carrier under N.D.R.Civ.P. 4.

      1. Memorandum on Rule 6 43
      2. Fed.R.Civ.P. 6 45
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 6 46

    1. Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Persons Subject to Jurisdiction--Process--Service

The Committee will consider an amendment to N.D.R.Civ.P. 4 that would clarify that Rule 4 applies (unless otherwise specified) when service is required under a statute or order. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 4 50
      2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 4 52

    1. Discovery Guidelines

The Committee will consider integration of several of the ABA Discovery Guidelines into the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure. 

      1. Memorandum on Discovery Guidelines 69
      2. ABA Discovery Guidelines 71
      3. E-mails: Discovery Reform in Other States 77

    1. Rule 16, N.D.R.Civ. P.; Pretrial Conferences, Scheduling, Management

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Civ. P. 16 intended to integrate ABA Discovery Guideline principles on Alternative Dispute Resolution into the North Dakota rules. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 16 80
      2. Ariz.R.Civ.P. 16 81
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 16 86

    1. Rule 26, N.D.R.Civ. P.; General Provisions Governing Discovery

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 26 intended to integrate ABA Discovery Guideline principles into the North Dakota discovery rules. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 26 91
      2. Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 93
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 26 99

    1. Rule 30, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Depositions Upon Oral Examination

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 30 intended to integrate ABA Discovery Guideline principles into the North Dakota discovery rules.

      1. Memorandum on Rule 30 110
      2. Fed.R.Civ.P. 30 111
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 30 115

    1. Rule 33, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Interrogatories to Parties

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 33 intended to integrate ABA Discovery Guideline principles into the North Dakota discovery rules.

      1. Memorandum on Rule 33 125
      2. Fed.R.Civ.P. 33 126
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 33 128

    1. Rule 37, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Failure to Make or Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 37 intended to integrate ABA Discovery Guideline principles into the North Dakota discovery rules. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 37 132
      2. Fed.R.Civ.P. 37 133
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 37 136

    1. Rule 21, N.D.R.App.P.; Supervisory Writs

The Committee will consider adoption of N.D.R.App.P. 21, which would institute a specific procedure for submission of petitions for supervisory writs to the Supreme Court. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 21 143
      2. N.D.R.App.P. 27 145
      3. Fed.R.App.P. 21 147
      4. Proposed N.D.R.App.P. 21 148

    1. Rule 8.10, N.D.R.Ct.; Writs

The Committee will consider integration of statutory writ procedures into a new rule on writs. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 8.10 151
      2. N.D.C.C. Ch. 32-32 153
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 8.10 154

IV. New Business

    1. Rule 8.5, N.D.R.Ct.; Domestic Relations Summary Proceedings

The Committee will whether to extend N.D.R.Ct. 8.5. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 8.5 155
      2. E-mail comments re: N.D.R.Ct. 8.5 156
      3. Minutes of past Committee discussions re: N.D.R.Ct. 8.5 161
      4. 2001 Amendments to N.D.R.Ct. 8.5 164
      5. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 8.5 167

    1. Rule 13, N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R.; Judicial Referees

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 13 regarding the standard of review applicable when a district court reviews a referee decision. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 13 171
      2. Interest of D.Q., 2002 ND 188 173
      3. Benson v. Benson, 495 N.W.2d 72 (N.D. 1993) 183
      4. E-mail from Justice Maring 188
      5. Proposed N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 13 189

    1. Rule 7.1, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Disclosure Statement; Rule 12.3, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Disclosure Statement; Rule 26.1, N.D.R.App.P.; Corporate Disclosure Statement

The Committee will consider whether to adopt a new N.D.R.Civ.P. 7.1 based on Fed.R.Civ.P. 7.1 along with similar criminal and appellate rules based on parallel federal counterparts. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 7.1 193
      2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 7.1 194
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 12.3 195
      4. Proposed N.D.R.App.P. 26.1 196

    1. Rule 2, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Purpose and Construction

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Crim.P. 2 consistent with the 2002 amendments to the federal criminal rules. 

      1. Memorandum on Rule 2 197
      2. Fed.R.Crim.P. 2 198
      3. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 2 199

    1. Rule 3, N.D.R.Crim.P.; The Complaint

The Committee will consider amendments to N.D.R.Crim.P. 3 consistent with the 2002 amendments to the federal criminal rules. 

    1. Memorandum on Rule 3 201
    2. Fed.R.Crim.P. 3 202
    3. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 3 203