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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) govern the conduct of all civil actions brought in Federal District Courts. While they do not apply to suits in state courts, the rules of civil procedure for many states have been closely modeled on these rules of civil procedure. The FRCP are promulgated by the United States Supreme Court pursuant to the Rules Enabling Act, and then approved by the United States Congress. The Court's modifications to the rules are usually based on recommendations from the Judicial Conference of the United States, the federal judiciary's internal policy-making body. Although federal courts are required to apply the substantive law of the states as rules of decision in cases where state law is in question, the federal courts almost always use the FRCP as their rules of procedure. States make their own rules that apply in their own courts, but most states have adopted rules that are based on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
 


 


 

These are the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as of 2006, incorporating the revisions that took effect December 1, 2006.

I. SCOPE OF RULES--ONE FORM OF ACTION


II. COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS, PLEADINGS, MOTIONS, AND ORDERS


III. PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS


IV. PARTIES


V. DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY


VI. TRIALS


VII. JUDGMENT


VIII. PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES


IX. SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS


X. DISTRICT COURTS AND CLERKS


XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS


XII. APPENDIX OF FORMS

XIII. SUPPLEMENTAL RULES FOR CERTAIN ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME CLAIMS



 


 

FederalRulesOfCivilProcedure.info is a site where you can find the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as of 2006, incorporating all changes made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on December 1, 2006.

 

We recommend visiting CivilProcedure.info for additional information. CivilProcedure.info is a site where you can find the Rules of Civil Procedure for all fifty states, plus Washington DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Though the site is geared toward Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining primarily to process serving, they offer links to official state, government, and court websites to view the full text of the Rules of Civil Procedure there.

 

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