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The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.


Civil Procedure.


n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.


noun act, action, adjective law, behavior, common practice, conduct, course, course of action, established method, habit, line of action, manner of proceeding, manner of working, matter of course, measure, method, methodology, mode, mode of operation, mode of use, modus operandi, motion, order, particular course of action, plan, plan of action, policy, practice, proceeding, process, program, proscribed form, routine, rule, scheme, set form, set format, step, strategy, system, tactics, usage, way, way of operation
Associated concepts: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judicial procedure, pretrial procedure, rule of procedure
Foreign phrases: Cursus curiae est lex curiae.The practice of the court is the law of the court.
See also: agenda, arrangement, avenue, behavior, campaign, conduct, constant, course, custom, direction, expedient, form, guide, maneuver, manner, matter of course, method, mode, modus operandi, operation, policy, polity, practice, proceeding, process, rule, scheme, step, strategy, system
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The restorative procedure observes the principles of voluntariness, horizontality and empathic communication, and a judicial review of the agreements is always possible when the parties ask for it.
This part of the study was blindly conducted after 48 hours and seven days by one previously trained examiner who did not participate in the restorative procedures and was unable to detect the system used.
Patients required GA for impression taking (like for cleft lip and palate cases) those who required biopsy or any surgery with or without restorative procedure were excluded from the present study.
Prior to the start of the restorative procedure some patients had complains of heightened sensitivity to cold stimulus among these most had resolution of symptoms after culmination of the restorative procedure.
Tram Trinh of Renovo Endodontic Studio at Elgin area Celebrating Smiles; preventive care, restorative procedures and extractions; by appointment only, call (847) 697-9000;
While there are several different certifications for professionals who assist with dental care, dental assistants and dental hygienists with an EFDA certification are qualified to place, contour and adjust the materials used in restorative procedures, following the removal of decay by the dentist.
001) were higher in group 1 than in group 2, whereas the frequency of advanced restorative procedures for group 1 was lower than that for group 2, including preventive-resin-restoration (p<0.
It's always better to do preventive rather than restorative procedures.
Theresa Groody, MEd, CDA, was a guest speaker for "The ABC's of Restorative Procedures for the Dental Team".
DrManzoor: Single Follicle Hair Transplant is one of the safest form or restorative procedures and is free from any kind of risk or complication.