Changes to the Uniform Rules of Procedure
An ad hoc committee of the Administrative Law Section has been tasked with reviewing the Uniform Rules of Procedure and recommending appropriate changes. The committee has solicited suggestions, and many of you responded with recommendations. A number of these are reflected in the September 18 draft that is available here.
The committee is now soliciting written comments on this revised draft. Please submit your written comments by October 7 to Larry Sellers or any of the other members of the committee: Paul Drake, Seann Frazier, Shaw Stiller, Judge Yolonda Green, Judge Elizabeth McArthur, Judge Li Nelson, or Judge Dave Watkins. Larry’s e-mail address is: email@example.com.
The committee will then review these comments and prepare an updated draft for review by the Section’s Executive Council. If the Executive Council approves any recommended changes, then these will be submitted to the Administration Commission, which has the exclusive authority to propose and adopt changes to the Uniform Rules of Procedure.
The Uniform Rules were last updated in 2013 based on recommendations from the Section. For a summary of these changes, see the April 2013 issue of the ALS newsletter. As in 2013, any amendments to the Uniform Rules will become effective only if formally proposed and adopted by the Administration Commission in accordance with the rulemaking process in the APA.