chair of the committee, the authors of the 2013 legislation,
public defender and county attorney representatives, and
the Council on Crime and Justice. The court also received
written comments from the state court administrator.
The court has carefully considered the oral and written
comments. Based on all of the files, records, and proceedings
It Is Hereby Ordered That:
1. The attached amendments to the Minnesota Rules of
Juvenile Delinquency Procedure, and the attached amendments to the Statement of Rights forms in the Appendix to
the Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Delinquency Procedure be,
and the same are, prescribed and promulgated to be effective
as of the date of this order.
2. The Advisory Committee on the Rules of Public
Access to Records of the Judicial Branch shall review
the amendments promulgated here and consider whether
amendments are needed to the Rules of Public Access
for consistency with these amendments. On or before
February 1, 2015, the advisory committee shall provide
recommendations to the court for any proposed amendments
to the Rules of Public Access for purposes of electronic access
to juvenile delinquency records.
Dated: May 14, 2014
By the Court
Lorie S. Gildea,Chief Justice
[The court’s related per curiam opinion and the text of the amend-
ments (allowing for a limited form of electronic access to public juve-
nile delinquency court records) are omitted here for reasons of space
but can be viewed on the court’s website at www.mncourts.gov/ Ed.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Federal Court Local Rule Amendments
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the court’s Local Rules of Practice, effective May 13, 2014. The
rule changes affect Local Rules 16. 5, 83.5, and 83.6. On
March 13, 2014, the court notified the public of the proposed
amendments to these rules and provided an opportunity
for public comment. After consideration of the public’s
comments and the recommendations of the court’s Federal
Practice Committee, chaired by Becky Thorson, the court
approved the amendments.
Provided below is a brief summary of the amendments.
To see the amended rules, visit the court’s website at www.
mnd.uscourts.gov, or contact the Office of the Clerk of Court
in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, or Fergus Falls.
LR 16. 5 Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediated
The amendment provides that the court will designate
an administrator of the court’s alternative dispute resolution
program by administrative order, rather than by local rule.
LR 83.5 Bar Admission
The amendment specifies that attorneys may appear or
participate in a trial or hearing as permitted under Fed. R.
Civ. P. 45(f).
LR 83.6 Attorney Discipline
The amendments to LR 83.6 reorganize and clarify many
of the current rule’s provisions. The amendments specify the
rights of an attorney who is the subject of court-initiated
disciplinary proceedings or who seeks reinstatement to the
court’s bar. The amendments also more clearly explain the
role of investigatory and disciplinary counsel in disciplinary
and reinstatement proceedings. In addition, the amendments
provide new authority to the chief judge to temporarily
suspend or restrict an attorney’s right to practice when the
chief judge finds probable cause to believe that the attorney
has committed misconduct and finds that the attorney poses
an immediate threat of serious harm to the public, to any
person, or to the administration of justice.
Please note that proposed new Local Rule 49. 1, Filing
Documents under Seal in Criminal Cases, which was posted
for public comment on March 13, 2014, remains under
the consideration of the court and the Federal Practice
Dated: May 14, 2014
Richard D. Sletten, Clerk