rules of court

rules of court

n. a set of procedural regulations adopted by courts which are mandatory upon parties and their lawyers on matters within the jurisdiction of those courts. Most states have statewide rules of court. Federal court rules are adopted by the district courts based on the Federal Rules of Procedure, and county, district and municipal court judges adopt what are called "local rules" of court. Local rules encompass the time allowed to file papers, the format of documents (including the paper colors of appeal court briefs), the number of copies to be filed, the procedure to file motions, the basis for calculating alimony and child support, fees for filing various documents, and numerous other mundane but vital matters. These rules are violated or ignored at the peril of the client and his/her/its counsel. (See: rule, procedure)

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Under Rule 66 of the Rules of Court, a quo warranto proceeding is an action by the government against a person who unlawfully holds a public office or holds a position where he or she is not qualified.
Suffice to say, we filed our appeal under rule 45 of the rules of court,' Bernabe said.
6770 (The Ombudsman Act) provisions in the Rules of Court should be considered in determining who should be given immunity.
14) Ontario's Insurance Act (15) contains a similar disclosure requirement relating to motor vehicle liability insurance, (16) but in Ontario this requirement is in addition to the generally applicable disclosure requirement set out in the provincial Rules of Court.
As per our state judicial system, there are no Alzheimer's rules of court.
The Commonwealth of Virginia's Commission on Mental Health Law Reform established a task force in the fall of 2010 to draft proposed Rules of Court designed to:
Bernabe said that the PCC filed on December 11 an appeal under rule 45 of the rules of court.
Under the rules of court, a motion should be filed within five days upon receiving the resolution of probable cause.