Conformed Copy

Conformed Copy

A duplicate of a document that includes handwritten notations of items incapable of reproduction, such as a signature, which must be inscribed upon the duplicate with the explanation that it was placed there by the person whose signature appears on the original document.

Under the best evidence rule, a conformed copy is admissible as evidence in a lawsuit when the actual document is not available because it has been lost or destroyed. It is considered secondary evidence, while the original document is primary evidence. State and Federal Rules of Evidence determine the admissibility of a conformed copy in their respective judicial proceedings.

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Proposed subdivision (j) defines "conformed copy." Rule 9.030 Adds punctuation throughout.
The appendix shall contain a coversheet, an index, a certificate of service, and a conformed copy of the opinion or order to be reviewed and may contain any other portions of the record and other authorities.
* Changing Rule 9.120(f) to require that the appendix of an appeal to the Supreme Court include a conformed copy of the district court of appeal's decision.