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Court Rules Research Guide: Websites

Court rules govern the procedures of a court and how matters before a court are handled and processed. This guide identifies resources for locating court rules.

Websites

Many websites provide access to court rules. The following are some suggested sites for free access to federal and/or state court rules.

FEDSYS - United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Free online access to the United States Code, the official, unannotated version of the federal court rules

LLRX.COM - :Law Librarian's Resource Exchange

Federal and state court rules and related material can be accessed from the Court Rules, Forms and Dockets page, The browse or search feature can be used to find the needed resources.

LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (LII) - Cornell University Law School

The Court Rules page provides an overview and a menu of sources. The website includes links to federal rules, United States Supreme Court Rules and the court rules of individual states.

Federal Rules:

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States

State Rules:

The LII collection of state legal materials gathers, state by state, Internet-accessible sources, including court rules.

Select the state name on the Listing by Jurisdiction page and select the Court Rules link in the Judiciary section.

LIBRARY OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS OF THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT - United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Library

From the Library's Recommended Websites page the researcher can access federal and state court rules from the comprehensive list of legal resources.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS (NCSC)

The State Court Websites page provides judicial branch links for each state.

USCOURTS.GOV - United States Courts

The official site of the federal court system lists all federal court websites and provides links to the national federal court rules and forms in effect, as well as local rules (which are required to be consistent with the national rules) prescribed by district courts and courts of appeal.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE OF THE LAW REVISION COUNSEL - United States House of Representatives

Free online access to the United States Code, the official unannotated version of the federal court rules

 

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