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12-109. Promulgation of rules of pleading, practice and procedure; distribution

A. The supreme court, by rules promulgated from time to time, shall regulate pleading, practice and procedure in judicial proceedings in all courts of the state for the purpose of simplifying such pleading, practice and procedure and promoting speedy determination of litigation upon its merits. The rules shall not abridge, enlarge or modify substantive rights of a litigant.

B. The supreme court shall print and distribute the rules to all members of the state bar and to all other persons who apply.

C. The rules shall not become effective until sixty days after distribution.