New Federal Code of Civil Procedure

New Federal Code of Civil Procedure

Hat tip to the University of Wisconsin’s Law School Blog for this entry.

On December 1, 2007, a revised and restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P.) became effective. The Style Project, as it is called, rewrote the rules using “plain language” with the purpose of making them easier to understand. This project, begun in 1992, resulted in the most extensive revision of the rules since their establishment in 1938.

The new rules may be viewed online at the Federal Judiciary’s website for federal rules of practice, procedure, and evidence, as well as, at Cornell’s Legal Information Institute website.

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