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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A judge issued the said warrant pursuant to the provisions of the Rules of Court.
The Industrial court has in April 2017 introduced new rules of court in an effort to make the court more accessible and improve its disposal rate.
The legal community is being asked to weigh in on a plan to ditch the use of the word "shall" in the Virginia Rules of Court.
He said that it would be difficult for the president to read the entire documents regarding the case, but he insisted that the local prosecutor was "correct" in deeming that his client's arrest was unlawful following the procedures of the Rules of Court. RELATED:Christine Silawan Killing: More suspects eyed 'Hot pursuit'
The public can also access SC issuances such as the Rules of Court and other administrative resolutions.
David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement in response to rules of court changes: Since my announcement on Feb.
"The Petition is not accompanied by certified true copies of the various assailed PNP Memoranda, in violation of Rule 65, Section 2, Rules of Court in relation to Rule 46, Section 3, Rules of Court.
(11) Except in Alberta, these requirements are included in the Rules of Court, making the disclosure obligation applicable to all types of liability policies in all civil litigation cases (regardless of the cause of action).
As per our state judicial system, there are no Alzheimer's rules of court. Maybe there should be, if only to accommodate as exceptions certain needs that Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers have that would make their lives easier when involved in court proceedings.
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:
'As correctly ruled by the CA, AMWSLAI should have filed an appeal before it under Rule 43 of the Rules of Court [Rules]-and not a petition for certiorari before the RTC under Rule 65 of the same Rules-considering that the CA has appellate jurisdiction over resolutions of public respondent which are issued in the exercise of its quasi-judicial functions,' the SC said.
In dismissing the case, the high court said there is not enough evidence to prove the allegation that she has sat on a case despite a deadline set by the law and the rules of court.