Research guides

Federal Court Rules

Civil 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.

2017 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School & CALI eLangdell
Download as PDF file or eBook versions for iPad, Nook, or other non-Kindle devices. Ebook includes the complete rules as of December 1, 2016 (for the 2017 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 Civil Procedure
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. A search for "United States Code Service" "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" will return the pertinent U.S.C.S. volumes.

Onsite Lexis & Westlaw

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Lexis
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Rules are found in the USCS - Federal Rules Annotated file.
Historical court rules back to 1992 also available.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Westlaw
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Historical court rules back to 1990 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 III. Includes commentary and practice pointers.

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

O'Connor's Federal Rules, Civil Trials Jones McClure

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 Civil Procedure" will return the 12 pertinent U.S.C.S. volumes.