Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, September 25, 1997 @ 11:00 AM

AGENDA
JOINT PROCEDURE COMMITTEE

September 25-26, 1997 Meeting

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I. Roll Call

II. Minutes of January 30, 1997 Meeting .... 1

III. Unfinished Business

A. Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Personal Service


1. Memorandum on Rule 4 .... 16 
2. Letter from Sheriff Stan Lyson .... 17 
3. Rule 4, Approved by Committee 18 
4. Rule 4, Alternative Draft .... 19

B. Rule 6.8, N.D.R.O.C.; Juror Questions

1. Memorandum on Rule 6.8 .... 20
2. Minn. Civ. Trialbook 10 .... 21
3. Proposed Rule 6.8, N.D.R.O.C. 22

C. Courtroom Oaths

1. Letter from Judge Hagerty .... 23
2. Letters from COST WATCH . 24
3. Newspaper Articles . 27
4. Proposed Changes, Alternative 1 ... 34
5. Proposed Changes, Alternative 2 ... 42

D. Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Confidentiality of Presentence Report

1. Memorandum on Rule 32 .... 45
2. Old Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P .... 47
3. AR 41, Access to Judicial Records . 49
4. Section 12-47-36, N.D.C.C .... 52
5. Letter from Parole and Probation .. 53
6. Proposed Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P .... 56
7. Memorandum 2 on Rule 32 .... 64
8. Proposed Explanatory Note .... 65

E. Rule 42, N.D.R.App.P.; Mootness

1. Memorandum on Rule 42 .... 70
2. Rule 37, Utah R.App.P ... 71
3. Proposed Rule 42, N.D.R.App.P 72

IV. New Business

A. Rule 77, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Notice of Entry of Judgment

1. Memorandum on Rule 77 .... 75
2. Austin v. Towne, 1997 ND 59 .. 77
3. Thorson v. Thorson, 541 N.W.2d 692 (N.D. 1996) ... 79
4. Proposed Rule 77, N.D.R.Civ.P. .... 86

B. Procedure for Deferred Imposition of Sentence

1. Memorandum on Deferred Imposition .... 89
2. Letter from Ted Gladden . 90
3. Letter from Judge Hagerty .... 91
4. Section 12.1-32-07.1, N.D.C.C 93
5. Memorandums [1] [2] ... 94
6. Letter from Jodie Koch .. 98
7. Summaries of Procedures . 101

C. Rule 43, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Taking of Testimony

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 .... 129
2. Rule 43, Fed.R.Civ.P. ... 130
3. Proposed Rule 43, N.D.R.Civ.P 132

D. Rule 25, N.D.R.App.P.; Filing and Service

1. Memorandum on Rule 25 .... 136
2. Rule 25, Fed.R.App.P. ... 137
3. Proposed Rule 25, N.D.R.App.P. .... 140

E. Rule 26, N.D.R.App.P.; Computation and Extension of Time

1. Memorandum on Rule 26 .... 144

2. Rule 26, Fed.R.App.P. ... 144a

3. Proposed Rule 26, N.D.R.App.P. .... 145

F. Section 27-10-01.3, N.D.C.C.; Contempt

1. Memorandum on Contempt .... 147
2. Letter from Judge Bohlman .... 150
3. Proposed Section 27-10-01.3, N.D.C.C. .. 151

G. Rule 6.9, N.D.R.O.C.; Juror Impasse

1. Memorandum on Rule 6.9 .... 154
2. Rule 39, Ariz.R.Civ.P ... 156
3. Articles by Judge Dann .. 157
4. Proposed Rule 6.9, Alternative 1 .. 164
5. Proposed Rule 6.9, Alternative 2 .. 166

H. Mini-Opening Statement and Preliminary Instructions

1. Memorandum on Rule 47 .... 168
2. Rule 47 and 18.5, Arizona Rules ... 170
3. Rule 51 and 18.6, Arizona Rules ... 172
4. Proposed Rule 47, N.D.R.Civ.P. .... 174
5. Proposed Rule 24, N.D.R.Crim.P. ... 178
6. Proposed Rule 51, N.D.R.Civ.P. .... 184
7. Proposed Rule 30, N.D.R.Crim.P. ... 188

I. Rule 5, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Filing

1. Memorandum on Rule 5 .... 191
2. Letter from Judge Leclerc .... 192
3. Ratajczak v. Ratajczak, 1997 ND 122 .... 192a
4. Excerpt from N.D. Clerk of Court Manual 194

J. Venue in Civil Cases

1. Memorandum on Venue .... 196
2. Comments by Mike Wagner . 198
3. Section 28-04-07, N.D.C.C .... 199
4. Proposed Rule 77, Alternative 1 ... 200
5. Proposed Rule 77, Alternative 2 ... 203
6. Proposed Rule 77, Alternative 3 ... 206

K. Venue in Criminal Cases

1. Memorandum on Rule 18 .... 208
2. Section 29-01-33, N.D.C.C .... 210
3. Section 29-15-01, N.D.C.C .... 211
4. Proposed Rule 18, N.D.R.Crim.P. ... 212
5. Proposed Rule 21, Alternative 1 ... 214
6. Proposed Rule 21, Alternative 2 ... 221

L. Rule 47.1, N.D.R.App.P.; Certification of Questions

1. Memorandum on Rule 47 .... 229
2. Proposed Rule 47.1, N.D.R.App.P. .. 230

V. Future Business

A. Clerk of Court Office Consolidation

1. Memorandum on Clerk Consolidation .... 233
2. S.B. No. 2002 . 234

B. Letters from William Strutz and Judge Graff. 235