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Rule 216. Fee


No jury trial shall be had in any civil suit, unless a fee of five dollars if in the district court, and three dollars if in the county court, be deposited by the applicant with the clerk to the use of the county on or before appearance day or, if thereafter, a reasonable time be­fore the cause is set for trial on the non-jury docket, but not less than ten days in advance. The clerk shall promptly enter a notation of the payment of such fee upon the court's docket sheet.

Source: Arts. 2124 and 2125.

Change: The fee must be paid ten days or more before the case is set upon the non-jury docket.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


March 31, 1941, eff. Sept. 1, 1941

Sept. 20, 1941, eff. Dec. 31, 1941

Oct. 12, 1949, eff. March 1, 1950

July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988

April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990