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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.
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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, 2014 (date of publication of the 2014-2015 main edition of the Alaska Rules of Court):
Note: If you are not able to access the PDF files listed below, please contact Court Rules at 907-264-8231 for assistance.
|RULE CHANGED||SUPREME COURT ORDER||EFFECTIVE DATE|
|Administrative Rule 12(e)(5)||amended by SCO 1848||effective January 1, 2015|
|Administrative Rule 40(a)||amended by SCO 1844||effective October 29, 2014|
|Appellate Rule 305(a)(2)||amended by SCO 1842||effective April 15, 2015|
|Appellate Rule 403(f)||amended by SCO 1842||effective April 15, 2015|
|Appellate Rule 503(e)||amended by SCO 1842||effective April 15, 2015|
|Appellate Rule 503.5||amended by SCO 1842||effective April 15, 2015|
|Appellate Rule 508||amended by SCO 1843||effective April 15, 2015|
|Appellate Rule 510(c)||amended by SCO 1842||effective April 15, 2015|
|Bar Rule 44, Sec. 3(c)(3)||amended by SCO 1849||effective April 15, 2015|
|CINA Rule 8||amended and note added by SCO 1841||effective nunc pro tunc to July 8, 2014|
|CINA Rule 24||added by SCO 1784||effective October 1, 2014|
|CINA Rule 25||added by SCO 1784||effective October 1, 2014|
|Civil Rule 16.2||added and note added by SCO 1826||effective April 15, 2015|
|Criminal Rule 16(d)||amended and note added by SCO 1841||effective nunc pro tunc to July 8, 2014|
|Criminal Rule 18: Venue Map & Community Chart||revised by SCO 1846||effective January 1, 2015|
|Delinquency Rule 15||rescinded and adopted by SCO 1847||effective April 15, 2015|
|Delinquency Rule 21.5||amended by SCO 1791||effective April 15, 2015|
|Evidence Rule 402||note added by SCO 1841||effective October 6, 2014|
|Evidence Rule 407||note added by SCO 1841||effective October 6, 2014|
|Evidence Rule 408||note added by SCO 1841||effective October 6, 2014|
|Evidence Rule 409||note added by SCO 1841||effective October 6, 2014|
|Evidence Rule 801||note added by SCO 1841||effective October 6, 2014|
|Minor Offense Rule 18 & Note||amended by SCO 1845||effective January 1, 2015|
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| Rev. 16 January 2015
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