- ABA Section of Litigation
The ABA Section of Litigation is the premier association for lawyers involved in litigation and trial practice. More than 50,000 lawyers representing countless areas of practice turn to the ABA Section of Litigation for member-only access to the latest news, information, and thinking on legal strategy, bringing all sides to one place to form a comprehensive view of the profession.
- Appellate Procedure: an Overview - Wex
Appellate procedure consists of the rules and practices by which appellate courts review trial court judgments. Appellate review performs several functions, including: the correction of errors committed by the trial court, development of the law, achieving a uniform approach across courts, and the pursuit of justice, more generally.
- Class Action Lawsuits
The purported purpose of class action lawsuits is to give the common man the ability to take on the largest corporate or private entities (who can afford the very best legal services) and have a chance of redressing the wrong done by these entities.
- Class Action Litigation Information
Class Action Litigation Information is a service provided by Timothy E. Eble, P.A. This website is maintained to provide a useful legal research source for attorneys. It is also maintained as a free service to assist the public in understanding class action litigation, government, and the legal system. The user should find links to numerous sources of information related to many questions that arise in the context of class action or "representative" litigation.
- Guide for Counsel in Cases to Be Argued Before the Supreme Court of the United States
This guide is designed to assist attorneys preparing cases for argument before this Court.
- How Courts Work by ABA
Law and the courts are everywhere—on the front page news, in best-selling thrillers, on Court TV and network shows about lawyers. Famous trials are a great subject, full of human drama, but how many of us really understand the work that courts do and how they operate? Here’s a quick primer, with links that will help you go more deeply into the subject.
- How to Understand the Trial Procedure
Going to trial can be stressful enough without feeling that you’re the only one who doesn’t know what’s going on regarding the actual trial procedure. You don’t know when it will be your turn to present your evidence or when you can ask questions to the other party.
- Overview of Civil Procedure - Wex
Broadly speaking, civil procedure consists of the rules by which courts conduct civil trials. "Civil trials" concern the judicial resolution of claims by one individual or group against another and are to be distinguished from "criminal trials," in which the state prosecutes an individual for violation of criminal law.
- Overview of Evidence - Wex
Rules of evidence are, as the name indicates, the rules by which a court determines what evidence is admissible at trial. In the U.S., federal courts follow the Federal Rules of Evidence, while state courts generally follow their own rules.
- Rules of Procedure and Practice
United States Rules of Practice, including Federal Rules of Appellate procedure and Local Rules of the Courts of Appeal.
- Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States - Wex
- State Statutes on Civil Procedure
- Trial Practice: An Overview
Only a small percentage of legal disputes are litigated in a court. When litigation does occur, several areas govern the lawyers' conduct of the trial or trial practice: Criminal procedure, Civil procedure, Appellate procedure, Legal ethics. There are also specific rules of conduct that concern trial practice in particular courts. Trial practice is governed by state law in state courts and federal law in federal courts.
- Tribal Courts - National Tribal Justice Resource Center
Tribes can have numerous tribal courts to address multiple legal issues. We have compiled general information on the history and basics of tribal courts to help you understand what a tribal court is and how it works.
- U.S. Code
Full-text of the U.S. Code.
- U.S. Court of International Trade
This is to provide information about the United States Court of International Trade and its role in the federal judicial system. Since the court serves an important judicial function and has significant responsibilities in international trade, all people--Lawyers and non-lawyers alike--should have an understanding of the court's jurisdiction, powers, and procedures.
- U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Opinions.
- U.S. Tax Court: Rules of Practice and Procedure
An interim copy of the Rules of Practice and Procedure incorporating all of the amendments adopted September 20, 2005, January 11, 2007, February 15, 2007, December 14, 2007, and October 3, 2008, is available for download. This set of rules is provided on an interim basis as a convenience to parties and practitioners pending republication by GPO of these Rules.