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Court Rules: Federal and Missouri: Federal Rules

descriptions, locations and links to the most important resources for the rules guiding Federal and Missouri State Court proceedings

Overview

Court rules govern the procedures used within each court system, as well as the practices litigants must follow in a particular court.  Court rules enable the business of the court to run smoothly by putting parties on notice as to what is expected of them.  For a detailed description of the different types of court rules and an explanation of how court rules are promulgated, see Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn, The Fundamentals of Legal Research, Foundation Press, 2009. MU Law Library KF240 .B37 2009 

Annotated Rules

Federal Court Rules (Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)

Federal Rules of Evidence (Federal Evidence Review)

Federal Rules E-books (Cornell University Law School)

Lexis:  USCS--Federal Rules Annotated, Lexis Advance, in the query box type in USCS - Federal Rules Annotated and chose the Table of Contents in the dropdown.

WestlawNext: US-RULES in the United States Code Annotated.

Federal Rules Interpreted by the Court

Federal Rules Decisions, St. Paul, Minn.:  West Pub Co.  1941-.  MU Law Library  1122a, WestlawNext

Federal Rules Decisions is part of West's National Reporter System.  It publishes cases that construe the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.  It also contains all proposed rule changes.

Court Websites

The Missouri Federal Courts offer rich websites with court rules and fillable forms.

Section 205 of the E-Government Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-347, requires that federal courts post local rules on their websites. Visit the Court Locator for a listing of all federal court websites.

Online Sources

Federal Court Rules (Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)

Federal Rules of Evidence (Federal Evidence Review)

Federal Rules E-books (Cornell University Law School)

LexisAdvance:  USCS--Federal Rules Annotated, Lexis Advance, in the query box type in USCS - Federal Rules Annotated and chose the Table of Contents in the dropdown.

WestlawNext: US-RULES in the United States Code Annotated.

Treatises

Federal Practice and Procedure (Wright & Miller), St. Paul, Minn. West Pub. Co. date varies, latest supplement 2012 at MU Law Reference.

Federal practice & procedure (Wright & Miller) [electronic resource]

Handbook of Federal Evidence [5 vols, looseleaf] Eagan, MN, Thomson/West, 2006- KF8935 .G68 2006