Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Rule 25. Standing committee, procedure for rule amendment and proposal
(A) Standing committee. There is hereby established a standing committee on rules of judicial administration to be appointed by the Supreme Court.
(B) Procedure for rule amendment and proposal. Any person may offer amendments to these rules or proposals for new rules. All proposals for amendments or new rules shall be submitted to the administrative director of courts (“ADC”), who shall forthwith provide copies of such amendments or proposals to all members of the committee. Upon receipt of any proposal for an amendment or new rule, the chairman of the committee may, at his discretion, request the committee’s written comments thereon or direct the convening of the committee to formally consider such proposals. The chairman may also direct the convening of the committee at such other times as committee business may require. The committee shall report its activity to the Supreme Court, including all recommendations for amendment or enactment of proposals; provided, that the committee may report to the Supreme Court at any time when, in the opinion of a majority of the committee, such a report is necessary.
[Amended 9-28-87, eff. 10-1-87.]
It is essential to the effective operation of the Unified Judicial System to have rules of judicial administration to assist in the orderly conduct of the day-today affairs of the courts. In order to effectuate this orderly administration, it is necessary to have a method to review existing rules to determine the necessity of making modifications thereto or of implementing new rules.
This Rule replaces former Rule 31.