Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Rule 24. Seal of the court
(A) District court. The district court shall have a seal with the words “SEAL OF THE DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF ALABAMA, ___________________ COUNTY.”
(B) Circuit court. The circuit court shall have a seal with the words “SEAL OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, STATE OF ALABAMA, ___________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.”
(C) Affixing of seal. The seal of the court may be used for the authentication of a copy of a record of proceedings of a court or its officers for the purpose of introduction into the record or use as evidence in another court or place.
[Amended 9-28-87, eff. 10-1-87.]
Both the circuit and district courts must from time to time authenticate copies of the records of judicial proceedings as proof thereof in other courts. While a seal is not necessary to a court of record, the term “court of record” implies that the court has a seal.
This Rule replaces former Rule 30.