Research guides

Federal Court Rules

Appellate Procedure

Online

Current Rules of Practice and Procedure United States Courts
Includes PDFs of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 2014-2015 CALI eLangdell Press
Download as .docx (MS Word), .pdf (Adobe), .epub (non-Kindle device), or .mobi (Kindle) file. Current through July 31, 2014. See instructions on website for updates to this material. Ebook includes the complete rules as of December 1, 2014 (for the 2015 edition), all notes of the Advisory Committee following each rule, internal links to rules referenced within the rules, and external links to the LII website's version of the US Code.

Member Databases

United States Code Service - Court Rules: Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. A search for "United States Code Service" "Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure" will return the pertinent U.S.C.S. volume.

Onsite Lexis & Westlaw

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Lexis
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Rules are found in the USCS - Federal Rules Annotated file.
Historical court rules back to 1993 also available.

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Westlaw
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Historical court rules back to 1995 also available.

Research Tip

For instructions on finding historical court rules on Lexis and Westlaw, see the Historical US Code page of the United States Code guide.

Print

Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules West
Includes Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidence, Appellate Procedure, and the Supreme Court.
Library has 1985 - present.

Federal Civil Rules Handbook West
See Part 6.8.

Federal Court of Appeals Manual: Local Rules West
Includes Rules of Appellate Procedure and U.S. Ct. of Appeals Circuit Rules.

The ... Federal Rules Book ABA
Includes Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and the Supreme Court.
Library has 2010 - present.

In the U.S. Code

United States Code
The U.S. Code can be found in multiple places. For a full list please see the United States Code guide.

        • In the U.S.C. (GPO) and the U.S.C.A. (West), see the Appendix to Title 28 Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
        • In the U.S.C.S. (Lexis), see the Court Rules volumes located after Title 54. If accessing the U.S.C.S. via the LexisNexis Digital Library, a search for "United States Code Service" "Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure" will return the pertinent U.S.C.S. volume.