Court Rules

 

Federal Rules


Federal Rules of Practice & Procedure (Current)
- Official U.S. Courts site with links to the national federal rules and forms in effect, as well as local rules (which are required to be consistent with the national rules) prescribed by district courts and courts of appeal.  Includes links to:

  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
  • Rules Governing Section 2254 and Section 2255 Cases
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Rules of Procedure

Federal rules are also available to view in html format at Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.

Federal Rules of Practice & Procedure (Pending Rules and Forms Amendments) - A proposed federal rule change is generally considered by an advisory committee and published for public comment, then considered by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”), the Judicial Conference, the Supreme Court, and Congress. This official U.S. Courts page identifies proposed rules and forms amendments most recently approved at each level and links to rules adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress.

Circuit Rules


Ninth Circuit Rules

Ninth Circuit General Orders

Ninth Circuit Rules for Judicial Conduct and Judicial Disability Proceedings

District and Bankruptcy Court Rules


For local rules of the district and bankruptcy courts of the Ninth Circuit, see the District & Bankruptcy Courts page maintained by the Office of the Circuit Executive.