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Legal Drafting: A Beginner's Guide

Rules of Procedure

If you are submitting a pleading to a court, be sure to check the Federal or State Rules of Procedure, as well as the local court rules, to ensure you have complied with their rules governing formatting and legal citation. For more information about state and local court rules, and to find links to pertinent online legal information, be sure to visit each state’s Guide to Law Online page (find the link to the "guide" below).