GCO 1991-2

July 4, 1991


     The Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia is now issuing updated and revised Rules of Civil Procedure.  These revised rules are adopted pursuant to the Chief Justice's rulemaking authority under FSM Const. art. IX, 9(c).  Although the rules contain the designation "(11/90)" at the lower corner of each page, they become effective as of the date of this Order 1991-2.

     This revised set of the rules contain some amendments, most of which are technical or stylistic and are not intended to introduce substantive changes.  A number of substantive amendments have been made as well, however.  Perhaps the most significant among these is the modification of Rule 11 to impose duties of inquiry upon an attorney or trial counselor who signs pleadings or papers filed in Court.  All members of the bar are urged to examine the rules carefully.

     NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure for the trial division of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia identified at the lower right hand corner as "(11/90)" are adopted effective as of July 4, 1991.  These rules govern all future civil proceedings, and as far as just and practicable all civil proceedings now pending, in the FSM Supreme Court trial division.

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