District Court Rules
I refer to the complaints in LawTalk 860 and 862 concerning the Central Processing Unit rejecting documents for filing in the District Court which did not contain a heading on both the top of the coversheet and the top of the next page of the documents.
The Rules Committee agreed with your correspondents’ criticism of the practice that had developed. The relevant District Court Rules did not require intituling on two separate pages. The matter has been taken up with the Ministry of Justice and now only a single intituling is required.
We appreciate LawTalk’s role in providing a forum for such issues to be aired. The Rules Committee welcomes comments and suggestions from the profession on the rules, and practices relating to those rules.
Justice Raynor Asher
Chair, Rules Committee