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Rule 306a. Date of Judgment, Etc. (1946)


Judges are directed to cause, and attorneys and clerks are directed to use their efforts to cause all judgments, decisions, and orders of any kind to be reduced to writing and signed by the trial judge and the date of signing stated therein; but absence of any such showing shall not invalidate any judgment or order.

In determining the periods within which the various steps of an appeal must be taken, the date of rendition of a judgment or order shall be deemed to be the date upon which the written draft thereof was signed by the trial judge as stated therein. This rule shall apply in determining the time within which to file a motion for new trial, notice of appeal, appeal bond or affidavit in lieu thereof, bills of excep­tions, statements of facts in trial and appellate court, transcript in appellate court, petition for writ of error if appeal is by writ of error, or other procedure in connection with appeal; but this rule shall not be construed as determining what constitutes rendition of a judgment or order in any other situation or for any other purpose. In event the date of signing of a judgment or order is not shown therein as required above, then the date of rendi­tion shall be otherwise shown of record.

Amended by order of Oct. 10, 1945,eff. Feb. 1, 1946: The rule has been reworded so as better to define date of rendition and insure its appearance of record.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
June 16, 1943, eff. Dec. 31, 1943 June 10, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981
  Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984
  April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986
  July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988