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The Alaska Rules of Court are the rules for the administration of all courts in the state and for practice and procedure in civil and criminal cases established by the supreme court under the authority of the Alaska Constitution. The supreme court has also adopted rules for the practice of law in Alaska and procedural rules for children's matters, probate, and appeals.
The current Rules are available above, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries and some public libraries. The official publisher of the Alaska Rules of Court is Tower Publishing. Their toll-free number is 1-800-969-8693.
Most Alaska rules are enacted and amended by supreme court order (SCO), which the court issues on a periodic basis. Print versions of all SCOs are available at the Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks law libraries. The Alaska Legislature may also change the court's procedural rules by passing an act expressing its intent to do so by a two-thirds majority of both houses. The Alaska Legislature website provides information about pending legislation.
Rule Changes since October 15, 2012 (date of publication of the 2012-2013 main edition of the Alaska Rules of Court):
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|RULE CHANGED||SUPREME COURT ORDER||EFFECTIVE DATE|
|Administrative Rule 6||rescinded and readopted by SCO 1796||effective July 1, 2013|
|Administrative Rule 6.1||adopted by SCO 1796||effective July 1, 2013|
|Administrative Rule 9(e)(7)||amended by SCO 1793 (corrected by SCO 1795)||effective nunc pro tunc September 4, 2012|
|Administrative Rule 9(e)(7)||amended by SCO 1795||effective nunc pro tunc September 4, 2012|
|Administrative Rule 26.2||amended by SCO 1801||effective March 15, 2013|
|Appellate Rule 206(a)(3)||amended by SCO 1777||effective October 15, 2013|
|CINA Rule 17.2(e)(4)||amended by SCO 1792||effective nunc pro tunc September 9, 2012|
|Criminal Rule 3(c)||amended by SCO 1798||effective October 15, 2013|
|Criminal Rule 32(c)||amended by SCO 1798||effective October 15, 2013|
|District Court Criminal Rule 8||rescinded and readopted by SCO 1794 (renamed and renumbered by SCO 1797)||effective April 15, 2013|
|District Court Criminal Rules 8, 8.1, and 8.2||renumbered and renamed as Minor Offense Rules 1-22 by SCO 1797||effective April 15, 2013|
|Minor Offense Rules 1-22||added by SCO 1797 (formerly District Court Criminal Rules 8, 8.1, and 8.2)||effective April 15, 2013|
Proposed changes to Civil Rule 90.3 (the child support rule) & Commentary (Comments were due August 15, 2012)
| Rev. 15 April 2013
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