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Federal Civil Procedure : Local Court Rules & Specialty Court Rules

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 Rosemary Campagna and Eric Yap.


Federal Appellate Court Rules & District Court Rules

The United States Courts website has links to all of the websites of the federal courts of appeal, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts.  There are links to the local rules on these websites. 

Lexis+ provides the collection U.S.C.S. Federal Rules Annotated (log in required).

Lexis+ bundles state and federal court rules under Explore: State > [select a state] > tab: Statutes & Legislation. For example, Explore: State: New York > tab: Statutes & Legislation includes: New York State and Federal Court Rules (log in required).

Westlaw Edge provides collections Statutes and Court Rules and Federal Local Court Rules (log in required).



Specialty Court Rules

United States Bankruptcy Courts

The bankruptcy courts follow the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  

United States Tax Court

The United States Tax Court does not use the federal rules of civil procedure. It has its own United States Tax Court Rules. 

United States Court of Federal Claims

This court also also has its own rules.