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Rules of Procedure and Court Rules provides the rules parties and attorneys must follow when litigating matters in court. Rules of procedure provide general rules that parties must follow, while court rules prescribe rules that parties and attorneys must follow when interacting with a specific court. In addition to these two set of rules, some judges set out their own recommendations and procedures that they require parties and attorneys to follow when they litigate in their courts. 

Rules of Procedure

Rules of procedure provide the general rules that parties must follow when litigating matters in court. In Georgia, the various rules of procedure are codified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

  • Title 9: Civil Practice 
  • Title 17: Criminal Procedure 
  • Title 24: Evidence  

Online Sources of Rules of Procedure

Georgia Court Rules

Each court has its own set of court rules (or local rules) that govern how parties interact with them. Examples of court rules include filing requirements, document formatting, and sources of authority to cite to in documents submitted to the court. 

The books Georgia Court Rules and Procedure—State and Federal, Georgia Rules of Court Annotated, and the State Rules volumes of the West's Code of Georgia Annotated provide researchers with court rules for the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and uniform rules adopted by the Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, and Probate court. 

Online Sources for Court Rules

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