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Title: Manual for Clerks of the Circuit Court
Author(s): C O'Connell
Corporate Author: South Dakota State Court Administrator's Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 354
Sponsoring Agency: South Dakota State Court Administrator's Office
Pierre, SD 57501
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 6-03-01-001; 7-05-20-001
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual for use by clerks of South Dakota's circuit courts provides guidelines and detailed information on filing, docketing, and other court precedures.
Abstract: The first section on filing and docketing contains chapters which focus on procedures for civil matters, estate matters, adoption cases, and criminal proceedings. Each chapter includes procedures for initiating actions and fee schedules are included in each chapter. The second section covers procedures for small claims; jury selection, summons, and reimbursement; and appeals. In the third section, miscellaneous duties and information are presented, including courtroom duties, the disqualification of a judge or a magistrate, change of venue, wills, the court calendar, terms of court, and monthly reports to the auditor. Also presented are procedures for subpoenas and the attendance of witnesses, the acknowledgement of instruments, records open to inspection, the consent of sale of real property by cotenant. Additional procedures cover the retention of exhibits, unorganized counties, and reports to the Department of Health. Other sections discuss microfilming and the retention of records, forms, accounting, judicial information reporting, personnel rules, administrative directives, and Supreme Court rules. A glossary is included.
Index Term(s): Court clerk; Court management; Procedure manuals; South Dakota
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