The IT Law Wiki

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

32,080pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0

Definition Edit

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are rules governing court procedure for civil litigation in U.S. federal district courts. The FRCP are promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court pursuant to the Rules Enabling Act, and then approved by the U.S. Congress.

Overview Edit

The Court's modifications to the rules are usually based on recommendations from the Judicial Conference of the United States — the federal judiciary's internal policy-making body. Although federal courts are required to apply the substantive law of the states in cases where state law is in question, the federal courts almost always use the FRCP as their rules of procedure.[1]

References Edit

  1. States determine their own rules which apply in state courts, though most states have adopted rules that are based on the FRCP.

External resources Edit

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors). Smallwikipedialogo.png

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki