15-6-5(g)Documents not to be filed--Depositions.

No depositions (except notices to take depositions), interrogatories, requests for documents, requests for admissions, and answers and responses thereto shall be filed with the clerk of the court except as provided in this section. Any such filing shall be made electronically in full-size print unless otherwise ordered by the court. Any exhibits to such documents shall be clearly identified and included as a separate electronic file or hyperlinked within the transcript file.

Any discovery materials necessary for the disposition of any motion filed with the court or referenced in any filing with the court shall be attached as an exhibit to the party's motion or as an exhibit to a declaration, affidavit, or other similar filing. Financial account information filed with the court as an exhibit under this section shall be confidential pursuant to §§ 15-15A-8 and 15-15A-9, and shall remain confidential unless and until access is granted by the court under § 15-15A-10.

If any party designated any or all of any deposition as evidence to be offered in the trial of any case, such deposition shall be filed in electronic format in its entirety with the clerk of the court at the same time as that party's designation.

Depositions used by a party only for the purpose of contradicting or impeaching the testimony of deponent as a witness, pursuant to subdivision 15-6-32(a)(1), shall not be filed unless otherwise ordered by the judge presiding at the hearing or trial.

All depositions which have been read or offered into evidence by agreement of parties, or at the trial or submission of the case to the court, shall become a permanent part of the file.

Source: SL 1997, ch 304 (Supreme Court Rule 97-1); SL 2004, ch 328 (Supreme Court Rule 04-01), eff. July 1, 2004; SL 2005, ch 289 (Supreme Court Rule 05-03), eff. Feb. 25, 2005; SL 2006, ch 275 (Supreme Court Rule 06-01), eff. July 1, 2006; SL 2017, ch 225 (Supreme Court Rule 17-02), eff. Jan. 19, 2017; SL 2018, ch 294 (Supreme Court Rule 18-03), eff. July 1, 2018; Supreme Court Rule 22-12, eff. Jan. 1, 2023.