Federal Rules of Court

All the national rules of practice and procedure, including current civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court rules.

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The perfect complement to your state court rules set, Federal Rules of Court gives all the national rules of practice and procedure, including current civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court rules in one convenient and affordable softbound volume.

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Table of contents

Constitution of the United States of America


Article I. Legislative Department

Article II. Executive Power

Article III. Judicial Power

Article IV. Relations Between States

Article V. Amendment of Constitution

Article VI. Miscellaneous Provisions

Article VII. Ratification

Amendments 1 to 27

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

I. Scope of Rules; Form of Action

II. Commencing an Action; Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders

III. Pleadings and Motions

IV. Parties

V. Disclosures and Discovery

VI. Trials

VII. Judgment

VIII. Provisional and Final Remedies

IX. Special Proceedings

X. District Courts and Clerks: Conducting Business; Issuing Orders

XI. General Provisions


Appendix of Forms, Forms 1 to 82

Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims

Rules A to G

Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

I. General Rules/Rules for Multidistrict Litigation Under 28 U.S.C. § 1407, Rules 1.1 to 15

II. Rules for Multicircuit Petitions for Review Under 28 U.S.C. § 2112(a)(3), Rules 25.1 to 25.6

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

I. Applicability of Rules, Rules 1 and 2

II. Preliminary Proceedings, Rules 3 to 5.1

III. The Grand Jury, the Indictment, and the Information, Rules 6 to 9

IV. Arraignment and Preparation for Trial, Rules 10 to 17.1

V. Venue, Rules 18 to 22

VI. Trial, Rules 23 to 31

VII. Post-Conviction Procedures, Rules 32 to 39

VIII. Supplementary and Special Proceedings, Rules 40 to 42

IX. General Provisions, Rules 43 to 61

Appendix of Forms [Abrogated]

Federal Rules of Evidence

Article I. General Provisions, Rules 101 to 106

Article II. Judicial Notice, Rule 201

Article III. Presumptions in Civil Actions and Proceedings, Rules 301, 302

Article IV. Relevancy and Its Limits, Rules 401 to 415

Article V. Privileges, Rules 501, 502

Article VI. Witnesses, Rules 601 to 615

Article VII. Opinions and Expert Testimony, Rules 701 to 706

Article VIII. Hearsay, Rules 801 to 807

Article IX. Authentication and Identification, Rules 901 to 903

Article X. Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs, Rules 1001 to 1008 140

Article XI. Miscellaneous Rules, Rules 1101 to 1103

Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases

Rules 1 to 12


Appendix of Forms, Forms 1 and 2

Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings

Rules 1 to 12


Appendix of Forms, Form 1

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Official Bankruptcy Forms

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Rule 1001

Part I. Commencement of Case; Proceedings Relating to Petition and Order for Relief, Rules 1002 to 1021

Part II. Officers and Administration; Notices; Meetings; Examinations; Elections; Attorneys and Accountants, Rules 2001 to 2020

Part III. Claims and Distribution to Creditors and Equity Interest Holders; Plans, Rules 3001 to 3022

Part IV. The Debtor: Duties and Benefits, Rules 4001 to 4008

Part V. Courts and Clerks, Rules 5001 to 5012

Part VI. Collection and Liquidation of the Estate, Rules 6001 to 6011

Part VII. Adversary Proceedings, Rules 7001 to 7087

Part VIII. Appeals to District Court or Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Rules 8001 to 8020 208

Part IX. General Provisions, Rules 9001 to 9037

Part X. United States Trustees [Abrogated]

Official Bankruptcy Forms, Forms 1 to 27

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

I. Applicability of Rules, Rules 1 and 2

II. Appeal From a Judgment or Order of a District Court, Rules 3 to 12.1

III. Review of a Decision of the United States Tax Court, Rules 13 and 14

IV. Review or Enforcement of an Order of an Administrative Agency, Board, Commission, or Officer, Rules 15 to 20

V. Extraordinary Writs, Rule 21

VI. Habeas Corpus; Proceedings In Forma Pauperis, Rules 22 to 24

VII. General Provisions, Rules 25 to 48


Appendix of Forms, Forms 1 to 6

Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States

Part I. The Court, Rules 1 to 4

Part II. Attorneys and Counselors, Rules 5 to 9

Part III. Jurisdiction on Writ of Certiorari, Rules 10 to 16

Part IV. Other Jurisdiction, Rules 17 to 20

Part V. Motions and Applications, Rules 21 to 23

Part VI. Briefs on the Merits and Oral Argument, Rules 24 to 28

Part VII. Practice and Procedure, Rules 29 to 40

Part VIII. Disposition of Cases, Rules 41 to 46

Part IX. Definitions and Effective Date, Rules 47 and 48