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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 revisions to the Criminal Procedure Law presented during an annual parliament session will allow police to detain suspects only in certain serious crimes under "residential surveillance" outside their homes or state-run detention centers.
None of the members has been hanged, however, because under the criminal procedure law executions cannot in principle be carried out until the finalization of sentences for any accomplices.
Simsek said that Turkey needed a tax reform, adding that they would re-write Income Tax Reform and Tax Procedure Law in the coming period.
Taking into custody of any suspect should be done in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law that specify the period of custody and the conditions to be met," said Al-Hoqail.
The Eminent Domain Procedure Law allows property owners to seek reimbursement for attorneys' fees, costs and expenses when the court's condemnation award is substantially in excess of the condemnor's initial valuation.
According to the Criminal Procedure Law, the jury will hear prosecution witnesses after confronting the suspect with his charges.
The second volume, "New York Estates and Surrogate's Court Law with Decisions of Interest and Columns from the New York Law Journal," includes the full text of the 2009 New York Estates Powers & Trusts and Surrogate's Court Procedure Law, digests of hundreds of cases interpreting key sections of the law and relevant articles from "NYLJ.
Under the agreement signed Wednesday, the high commissioner's office and China will carry out projects to assist China find alternative penalty measures to imprisonment and help the country revise its criminal procedure law, the statement said.
Thus, national contract, negligence, securities and civil procedure law will determine the extent of the effect of the measures.
The court decided to terminate the trial in accordance with the former Criminal Procedure Law in line with a request from prosecutors who decided to drop the case when they learned that the man had fled to South Korea several years ago.
According to Silegov, the criminal procedure law does not ban publication of material that could later be used as evidence in a court procedure.
On behalf of Weil, Robert Levine, Robert Brown, and supervisor Richard Rothman represent M in her attempt to vacate all of her convictions under New York s Criminal Procedure Law A* 440.

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