Promulgation of Amendment to Rule 117,

Subdivision 3, Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure




††††††††††† The court deems it advisable to amend Rule 117, subdivision 3, of the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure to reduce the number of copies of petitions for further review and responses thereto required for filing.† This reduction will provide efficiency and cost savings to litigants while providing sufficient copies for the courtís review.†††

††††††††††† The court being fully advised in the premises,

††††††††††† IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Rule 117, subdivision 3, of the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure is amended to read as follows:

††††††††††† Subd. 3.† Petition Requirements.† The petition for review shall not exceed five typewritten pages, exclusive of appendix, and shall contain:†


††††††††††† (a) †††††† a statement of the legal issues sought to be reviewed, and the disposition of those issues by the Court of Appeals;

††††††††††† (b) ††††† a statement of the criteria relied upon to support the petition, or other substantial and compelling reasons for review;


††††††††††† (c) ††††† a statement of the case, including disposition in the trial court or administrative agency and the Court of Appeals, and of those facts not addressed by the Court of Appeals relevant to the issues presented for review, with appropriate references to the record; and


††††††††††† (d) ††††† a brief argument in support of the petition.†

††††††††††† The appendix shall contain the decision and opinion of the Court of Appeals, the judgments, orders, findings of fact, conclusions of law, and memorandum decisions of the trial court or administrative agency, pertinent trial briefs, and any portion of the record necessary for an understanding of the petition.

††††††††††† NineFour copies of the petition and appendix shall be filed with the clerk of the appellate courts.†


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this amendment shall be effective on December 1, 2003.

Dated:† November 17, 2003

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BY THE COURT:



††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kathleen A. Blatz

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Justice