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Federal Civil Procedure : Publicly Accessible Digital Sources

This guide is intended to help law students and practitioners find resources which will help them understand federal civil procedure and find applicable federal court rules. Developed by Joan Markey and updated by Loreen Peritz and Jean Davis.

Free Overviews

If you have no familiarity with rules, Wikipedia provides an overview of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute provides free access to a lot of legal information, including the rules of civil procedure and other federal court rules.  It has a good introduction to civil procedure

The official website of the United States Courts is also a good starting point for information. See the "About Federal Courts" page.


CALI (the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) has some lessons on federal civil procedure and related topics.  See: Subject area index: Civil Procedure.  Brooklyn Law School students and faculty can email to obtain the appropriate CALI code..