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Superior Court Seeks Comment on Proposed New Criminal Rule 62

February 04, 2021

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia announced on February 4 that it has completed its review of proposed new Rule of Criminal Procedure 62, granting the chief judge the ability to declare a rules emergency and authorizes the court’s temporary departure from certain provisions of the criminal rules.

The court will recommend approval of the new rule by its Board of Judges unless, after consideration of comments by the bar and the general public, the proposed rule is withdrawn or modified. View the full text of the notice, including the language of the proposed new rule. 

Written comments must be submitted by March 15, 2021, via email as a PDF file to [email protected] or by mail to: 
Laura M.L. Wait
Associate General Counsel
District of Columbia Courts
500 Indiana Ave, NW, Room 6715
Washington, DC 20001

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