Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Agenda
May 21-22, 2009, Meeting
Fargo
 


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I. Roll Call and Preliminaries

II. Minutes of January 29-30, 2009, Meeting

III. Old Business

A. Rule 5, N.D.R.Crim.P., Initial Appearance Before the Magistrate

The Committee will discuss whether to amend Rule 5 to accommodate the use of uniform citations.

1. Memorandum on Rule 5 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 5 
3. H.B. 1288 
4. State v. Bethke

B. Rule 43, N.D.R.Crim.P., Defendant's Presence

The Committee will consider whether Rule 43 should be amended to add jury question procedures.

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 43 
3. N.D.C.C. 29-22-05

IV. New Business

A. Proposed Rules of Juvenile Procedure

The Committee will review and discuss the proposed new Rules of Juvenile Procedure.

1. Memorandum on Proposed Rules of Juvenile Procedure 
2. Referral Letter from Penny Miller 
3. N.D.R.Juv.P. 1 - Scope and Purpose 
4. N.D.R.Juv.P. 2 - Hearing Time 
5. N.D.R.Juv.P. 3 - Contents of Petition 
6. N.D.R.Juv.P. 4 - Interested Persons 
7. N.D.R.Juv.P. 5 - Summons 
8. N.D.R.Juv.P. 6 - Service of Summons 
9. N.D.R.Juv.P. 7 - Service After Summons 
10. N.D.R.Juv.P. 8 - Provisional Hearing 
11. N.D.R.Juv.P. 9 - Continuance 
12. N.D.R.Juv.P. 10 - Presence, Default 
13. N.D.R.Juv.P. 11 - Notice of Alibi Defense 
14. N.D.R.Juv.P. 12 - Discovery 
15. N.D.R.Juv.P. 13 - Subpoena 
16. N.D.R.Juv.P. 14 - Motions 
17. N.D.R.Juv.P. 15 - Notice 
18. N.D.R.Juv.P. 16 - Modification and Vacation of Orders 
19. N.D.R.Juv.P. 17 - Juvenile Court Lay Guardian Ad Litem

B. Rule 1.1, N.D.R.Ct., Scope; Rule 4.2, N.D.R.Ct., Notice to Interested Parties

The Committee will consider proposed amendments to Rule 1.1 to support the proposed new Rules of Juvenile Procedure and repeal of Rule 4.2 consistent with the new rules.

1. Memorandum on Rule 1.1 and Rule 4.2 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 1.1 
3. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 4.2

C. Rule 3.4, N.D.R.Ct, Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court; Rule 41, N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R., Access to Court Records

The Committee will consider proposed amendments to Rule 3.4 and Rule 41 to respond to questions raised since its recent implementation.

1. Memorandum on Rule 3.4 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 3.4 
3. Proposed N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R. 41 
4. Letter from Joel Skjei

D. Rule 20, N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R., Magistrates - Qualifications, Authority, Education and Procedures

The Committee will consider whether Administrative Rule 20 should be amended to make it consistent with the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

1. Memorandum on Administrative Rule 20 
2. Proposed N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R. 20 
3. Referral letter from Penny Miller 
4. Letter and email from Judge Joel Medd

E. Rule 35, N.D.R.Crim.P., Correcting or Reducing a Sentence

The Committee will consider whether to extend the deadline for sentence reduction action under Rule 35.

1. Memorandum on Rule 35 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Crim.P. 35 
3. Letter from Judge Douglas Mattson 
4. State v. Hanson

F. Rule 8.12, N.D.R.Ct., Right to Counsel - Termination of Parental Rights

The Committee will consider whether a new Rule 8.12 should be added to the Rules of Court to specify counsel rights in Termination of Parental Rights cases.

1. Memorandum on Rule 8.12 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Ct. 8.12 
3. N.D.C.C. 14-15-19.1 
4. Adoption of J.D.F.

G. Parenting Plan Rule Cleanup

The Committee will consider whether to make revisions to the rules consistent with the legislature's elimination of the term "custody" in family law actions.

1. Memorandum on Custody and Parenting 
2. N.D.R.Civ.P. 4 
3. N.D.R.Ct. 8.2 
4. N.D.R.Ct. 8.3 
5. N.D.R.Ct. 8.3 Appendix C 
6. N.D.R.Ct. 8.3 Appendix D 
7. N.D.R.Ct. 8.4 
8. N.D.R.Ct. 8.5 
9. N.D.R.Ct. 8.6 
10. N.D.R.Ct. 8.6 Appendix 
11. N.D.R.Ct. 8.7 
12. N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R. 41 Appendix 
13. N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.O. 17 
14. SB 2042

H. Rule 44, N.D.R.Civ.P., Proof of Official Record

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 44 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 44 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 44 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 44

I. Rule 44.1, N.D.R.Civ.P., Determination of Foreign Law

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 44.1 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 44.1 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 44.1 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 44.1

J. Rule 46, N.D.R.Civ.P., Exceptions Unnecessary

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 46 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 46 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 46 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 46

K. Rule 47, N.D.R.Civ.P., Selection of Jurors

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 47 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 47 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 47 
3. N.D.R.Crim.P. 24 
4. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 47

L. Rule 48, N.D.R.Civ.P., Number of Jurors ­ Participation in Verdict

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 48 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 48 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 48 
3. N.D. Const. Art. I, Section 13 
4. N.D.C.C. 28-14-03.1 
5. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 48

M. Rule 49, N.D.R.Civ.P., Special Verdicts and Interrogatories

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 49 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 49 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 49 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 49

N. Rule 50, N.D.R.Civ.P., Judgment as a Matter of Law in Jury Trials; Alternative Motion for New Trial; Conditional Rulings

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 50 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 50 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 50 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 50

O. Rule 51, N.D.R.Civ.P., Instructions to Jury; Objections; Preserving a Claim of Error

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 51 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 51 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 51 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 51

P. Rule 52, N.D.R.Civ.P., Findings by the Court; Judgment on Partial Findings

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 52 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 52 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 52 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 52

Q. Rule 53, N.D.R.Civ.P., Masters

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 53 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 53 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 53 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 53