Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, April 27, 2006 @ 11:00 AM

Agenda
April 27-28, 2006, Meeting
Fargo
 


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I. Roll Call and Preliminaries

II. Minutes of January 26, 2006, Meeting 1

III. Old Business 

A. Indigent Counsel Rule Changes 

The Committee will consider whether to make additional rule changes that reflect the new role of the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents.
1. Memorandum on Indigent Counsel Rule Changes 19 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 44 21 
3. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 5 25 
4. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 11 31 
5. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 17 41 
6. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 17.1 47

B. Rule 6, N.D.R.Civ.P., Time; Rule 45, N.D.R.Crim.P., Computing and Extending Time 

The Committee will consider whether to make additional changes to N.D.R.Civ.P. 6 and N.D.R.Crim.P. 45.

1. Memorandum on Rules 6 and 45 51 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 6 53 
3. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 45 57 
4. E-mail from Mr. Kuntz 61 
5. Excerpt from Committee minutes 62 
6. Excerpt from Legislative Drafting Manual 64 
7. Excerpt from Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 66 
8. Fed.R.Civ.P. 6 with amendments and comments 70 
9. Fed.R.Crim.P. 45 with amendments and comments 76

C. Rule 3.2, N.D.R.Ct., Motions 

The Committee will consider whether to make changes to N.D.R.Ct. 3.2 updating form, style, and content.

1. Memorandum on Rule 3.2 79 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 3.2 81 
3. ECJD Standing Order re: Notices of Motion 86 
4. Letter and proposal from Valeska Hermanson 89 
5. Comment from David Boeck 92 
6. Email from Judge Schmalenberger 93 
7. Email from Judge Geiger 94 
8. N.D.C.C. §§ 30.1-01-06 and 30.1-02-04 95


D. Rule 8.4, N.D.R.Ct., Summons in Action for Divorce or Separation 

The Committee will consider whether to expand the scope of Rule 8.4 to include custody matters.

1. Memorandum on Rule 8.4 103 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 8.4 104 
3. Proposal from Valeska Hermanson 107


E. Rule 10.2, N.D.R.Ct., Small Claims Court 

The Committee will consider whether to make changes to the proposed new Small Claims Court rule.

1. Memorandum on Rule 10.2 108 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 10.2 110 
3. Referral letter from Supreme Court with comments 112

IV. New Business


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

The Committee will consider whether to make changes to N.D.R.Civ.P. 4's sections related to serving and filing the complaint.

1. Memorandum on Rule 4 128 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 4 130 
3. N.D.R.C. § 28-0504 147 
4. Minn.R.Civ.P. 3.02 148

B. Rule 38, N.D.R.Civ.P., Jury Trial of Right 

The Committee will consider whether to make changes to N.D.R.Civ.P. 38 to clarify that the rule applies to Uniform Probate Code actions.

1. Memorandum on Rule 38 149 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 38 151 
3. Email from Judge Geiger 154 
4. N.D.C.C. § 30.1-15-04 155 
5. United Hospital v. Hagen 156 
6. Greenwood, Greenwood § Greenwood v. Klem 161

C. Rule 45, N.D.R.Civ.P., Subpoena 

The Committee will consider whether to make changes to N.D.R.Civ.P. 45's section on notices for production.

1. Memorandum on Rule 45 168 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 45 169 
3. Fed.R.Civ.P. 45 176

D. Rule 704, N.D.R.Ev., Opinion on Ultimate Issue 

The Committee will consider whether to adopt changes to N.D.R.Ev. 704 that have been made part of the federal rule.

1. Memorandum on Rule 704 179 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ev. 704 180 
3. Letter from Thomas Dickson 181 
4. Excerpt from Committee minutes 182 
5. Fed.R.Ev. 704 183 
6. Excerpt from Federal Rules of Evidence Manual 185

E. Rule 6.12, N.D.R.Ct., Safe Courtroom Firearms Handling 

The Committee will consider whether a proposed new rule on safe firearms handling in the courtroom should be adopted.

1. Memorandum on Rule 6.12 196 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 6.12 197 
3. Rule proposal submitted by Judge McCullough 201

F. Rule 52, N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R., Interactive Television 

The Committee will consider whether the interactive television rule should be modified.

1. Memorandum on Rule 52 204 
2. N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 52 206 
3. N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 52 as reviewed 210 
4. G.F. Herald article on "Video Court Concerns" 213 
5. U.S. Law Week article 214 
6. Van Patten v. Deppisch 215 
7. State v. Murchison 224