Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
The Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration were enacted by the Alabama Supreme Court to govern judicial administrative law practice in Alabama. The rules posted below are current through the 2010 amendments. We have posted the text of all of the rules as well as the committee comments, but we have not included the forms or the appendixes at this time.
The following links contain the text of each of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration:
- Rule 1. Bonding of court officials and employees.
- Rule 2. Bail [Rescinded].
- Rule 3. Courtrooms, offices, ancillary space, access to such spaces, utility service, etc., to be provided by counties and municipalities.
- Rule 4. Duties of clerk and register.
- Rule 5. Clerk’s and register’s offices, workdays.
- Rule 6. Presiding judges.
- Rule 7. Fees for miscellaneous filings.
- Rule 8. Defense services.
- Rule 9. State courts’ personnel system.
- Rule 10. Judicial secretarial service.
- Rule 11. Bailiffs.
- Rule 12. Court reporters.
- Rule 13. Temporary assignments of judges and other court personnel.
- Rule 14. Special judges, compensation.
- Rule 15. Secretarial services for circuit court clerks.
- Rule 16. Calendar management.
- Rule 17. Prosecution assistance by municipality.
- Rule 18. Magistrates.
- Rule 19. Uniform traffic infractions.
- Rule 20. Magistrates’ fine schedule and procedure if defendant elects to plead guilty in district court or municipal court.
- Rule 21. Small claims.
- Rule 22. Judicial robes.
- Rule 23. Fees and commissions on cases filed prior to January 16, 1977.
- Rule 24. Seal of the court.
- Rule 25. Standing committee, procedure for rule amendment and proposal.
- Rule 26. Transfer of cases.
- Rule 27. District court clerks.
- Rule 28. Fiscal procedures.
- Rule 29. Description of transcript; fees related to transcripts; transcripts for indigent defendants; office furniture, equipment, and supplies for court reporters.
- Rule 30. Copies; certified copies; cost for copies; record searches; electronic signatures.
- Rule 31. Records maintenance and retention.
- Rule 32. Child support guidelines.
- Rule 32.1 Child support information sheet.
- Rule 33. Access to electronically stored data, electronic-document images, electronic datastreams, and electronic databases maintained by the Administrative Office of Courts.
- Rule 34. Willful noncompliance with rules and certain statutes.
- Rule 35. Expedited process for child support.
- Rule 36. Paper size of documents filed with court.
- Rule 37. Court security.
- Rule 38. Collection agents.
- Rule 39. Duties of State Law Librarian.
- Rule 40. Master jury list.
- Rule 41. Payment by credit card of court assessments, costs, fees, and forfeitures.
- Rule 42. Judicial volunteer program.
- Rule 43. Minimum accounting requirements for municipal courts.
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