Research guides

Federal Practice & Procedure

Federal Practice & Procedure

Federal practice can be overwhelming, especially for the uninitiated, but there are a variety of resources that aim to aid the practitioner in following federal rules and procedures.

This guide should be used as a road map to locating federal court practice materials at Jenkins. Material is available in both print and electronic formats where noted. Lexis, Westlaw, and other databases are available at the library. Some material may be accessed remotely on members' desktops.

It may also be beneficial to look at the court rules. For how to access the federal court rules, please see the Federal Court Rules guide.

Legal Research Guidebooks

The following books have been helpful in compiling this guide and are recommended as an introduction to legal research:

Legal Research Nolo
2018 edition available on Nolo.

Legal Research in a Nutshell, 14th edition West Academic
Also available on the West Academic Digital Library.
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Principles of Legal Research West Academic
Successor to How to Find the Law, 9th edition. Also available on the West Academic Digital Library.