9070-1

RULE 9070-1 EXHIBITS [Modified 9/9/13]

 

(a) Exhibits Shall Be Filed with Joint Pretrial Statement. Where a Joint Pretrial Statement is required, the parties to an adversary proceeding or contested matter shall file three copies of all exhibits with the Joint Pretrial Statement. These copies are in addition to copies previously exchanged between counsel. Each set of exhibits shall be accompanied by an exhibit list, using R.I. Bankr Form O. The moving party/plaintiff’s exhibits shall be marked alphabetically (A-Z), and the respondent/defendant’s exhibits shall be marked numerically (1-100).

 

(b) Exhibits Where No Joint Pretrial Statement Required. In contested matters where a Joint Pretrial Statement is not required, each party shall bring to the hearing three copies of all exhibits to be offered at the hearing. These copies are in addition to copies previously exchanged between counsel. Each set of exhibits shall be accompanied by an exhibit list using R.I. Bankr Form O.

 

(c) Form of Exhibits. Copies of exhibits intended to be offered as exhibits in a contested matter or hearing shall be legible, and copies of photographs shall be in color, unless the original photograph is black and white. Exhibits submitted in violation of this rule will not be admissible into evidence.

 

(d) Release of Exhibits After Trial. At the conclusion of the hearing, exhibits shall remain in the custody of the Court. If there is no appeal from the Court’s decision after the time for filing a notice of appeal has elapsed, or after any appeal has been finally determined, the Clerk shall notify the parties that the exhibits should be withdrawn within thirty (30) days, and that if they are not removed within that time, the Clerk will dispose of them. If the exhibits are not removed or another arrangement made with the Clerk within thirty (30) days, the Clerk may, without further notice, destroy or otherwise dispose of them. If a notice of appeal is filed, the Clerk shall make the exhibits available to the parties for duplication for the record on appeal. After any appeal has been finally determined the Clerk shall make any disposition of the exhibits required by the Clerk, or order of the appellate court, or as otherwise permitted under this rule.

 

CROSS REFERENCE See R.I. LBR 5005-4 (Electronic Filing)