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LOCAL COURT RULES 2009

- Made under the Local Court Act 2007
- As at 14 October 2016
- Reg 589 of 2009

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.1.    Name of rules
   1.2.    Commencement
   1.3.    Definitions
   1.4.    Seal of the Court
   1.5.    Repeal of rules

   PART 2 - CIVIL PROCEEDINGS (SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION)

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   2.1.    Application of Part

           Division 2 - Transfer of proceedings

   2.2.    Transfer of proceedings from Small Claims Division to General Division: jurisdictional limit exceeded
   2.3.    Transfer of proceedings from Small Claims Division to General Division: complexity, difficulty or importance of matters in dispute

           Division 3 - Pre-trial review

   2.4.    Setting down for pre-trial review
   2.5.    Conduct of pre-trial reviews

           Division 4 - Trial

   2.6.    Procedure generally
   2.7.    Procedure regarding assessment of damages

           Division 5 - General

   2.8.    Use of telephones, audio-visual link and other electronic communication
   2.9.    Costs
   2.10.   Applications

   PART 3 - CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   3.1.    Definition

           Division 2 - Committal proceedings

   3.2.    Commencement of proceedings
   3.3.    Warning where prosecution evidence sufficient to satisfy jury
   3.4.    Application to waive committal hearing
   3.5.    Notice of rights relating to use of written statements as prosecution evidence
   3.6.    Endorsement and certification of written statements
   3.7.    Addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers not to be disclosed on written statements
   3.8.    Manner of identifying inadmissible statements
   3.9.    Notice of rights to unrepresented persons
   3.10.   Papers to be sent to officer of higher court

           Division 3 - Summary proceedings

   3.11.   Commencement of proceedings
   3.12.   Addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers not to be disclosed
   3.13.   Written statements in briefs of evidence

   PART 4 - APPLICATION PROCEEDINGS

   4.1.    Application of Part
   4.2.    Particulars
   4.3.    Management powers
   4.4.    Summary stay or dismissal

   PART 5 - SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   5.1.    Application of Part
   5.2.    Definition
   5.3.    How personal service effected generally
   5.4.    Personal service on corporation
   5.5.    Personal service on inmate of correctional centre

           Division 2 - Service of originating documents

   5.6.    Service of originating documents
   5.6A.   Originating documents may be served on legal practitioner
   5.6B.   Service of originating documents on inmate of correctional centre
   5.7.    Persons who can serve originating documents
   5.8.    Registrar may serve documents in certain application proceedings
   5.9.    Service of court attendance notices in summary proceedings

           Division 3 - Service of other documents

   5.10.   Service of other documents

           Division 4 - General

   5.11.   Substituted service of documents
   5.12.   Proof of service
   5.13.   Doubtful service
   5.13A.  Time of service for a document sent by DX or transmitted by facsimile

   PART 6 - SUBPOENAS

   6.1.    Application of Part
   6.2.    Issuing of subpoena
   6.3.    Filing of subpoenas by issuing parties
   6.4.    Service of subpoenas
   6.5.    Conduct money
   6.6.    Production by non-party
   6.7.    Subpoena may be set aside
   6.8.    Objections to inspection of subpoenaed documents
   6.9.    Return of documents and things produced under subpoena

   PART 7 - WARRANTS

   7.1.    Application of Part
   7.2.    Applications for the issue of arrest warrants
   7.3.    Matters to be considered in determining whether to issue arrest warrant
   7.4.    Forms of warrants
   7.5.    Procedure after arrest
   7.6.    Warrants to commit

   PART 8 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

           Division 1 - Provisions that apply generally

   8.1.    Court dress
   8.2.    Registrar may exercise certain functions

           Division 2 - Provisions relating to criminal and application proceedings

   8.3.    Applications
   8.4.    Grounds of refusal of private prosecutions or application notices
   8.5.    Recording of evidence
   8.6.    Forms
   8.7.    Filing of documents
   8.8.    Review of powers exercised by registrars
   8.9.    Filing of application notice
   8.10.   Copies of court records
   8.11.   Procedure for Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 of the Commonwealth

           Division 3 - Electronic case management for criminal and application proceedings

   8.12.   Application of Division
   8.13.   Definitions
   8.14.   Registration of users
   8.15.   Electronic filing of documents
   8.16.   Uploading documents
   8.17.   Electronic issuing of a document
   8.18.   Request for a certified copy of a judgment or order
   8.19.   Request to issue subpoena
   8.20.   Coversheet generated by Online Registry

           Division 4 - Appointment and removal of solicitors in criminal and application proceedings

   8.21.   Application of Division
   8.22.   Power to act by solicitor
   8.23.   Adverse parties
   8.24.   Appointment of solicitor
   8.25.   Change of solicitor
   8.26.   Removal of solicitor
   8.27.   Withdrawal of solicitor
   8.28.   Effect of change
   8.29.   Actions by a solicitor corporation


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