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Civil Procedure Research Guide: Home

Finding civil rules and researching civil procedure issues for federal, state and Ohio courts.

Introduction to Civil Procedure Research

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  govern civil lawsuit procedure in federal trial courts.  State court civil trials are governed by each state's rules, for example the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. Each individual court (e.g., United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio or Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas) has its own local rules, See e.g., Ohio Local Rules, which cover issues the state/federal rules do not.  There may be statutes governing procedures, such as Ohio Rev Code Chapters 2327-2333 regarding execution of judgments.

Places to Start: 

Writing a Motion or Pleading?  Find all the applicable rules via WestlawNext KEYRULES.

Search Many Primary and Secondary Civil Procedure Sources at Once

Lexis Advance - Click on  Browse, then Topics to access the CIvil Procedure topic and a list of Subtopics.  OR Click on Filters in the Search box and select the topic Civil Procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

Videos on Researching Civil Rules Issues

Introduction to Court Rules - 4 minutes

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