Fed. Rules Civil Proc. Titles I through Title VI:

Title I – Scope of Rules; Form of Action:

Nothing Functional explains that Fed. Rules Civil Procedure govern all Civil Cases in all U.S. Federal District Courts.

Nothing Functional explains that the 11 Forms of Action that were historically used in English Common Law have been condensed & simplified into the modern “Civil Action”.

Title II – Commencing an Action; Service of Process; Pleadings, Motions, & Orders:

Step One Filing for low income or impoverished persons, including inmates, who need to have court fees waived.

Step One Filing this section includes the Civil Complaint form used to commence a civil action.

Step Two and Three Filings Send the Defendant(s) one signed Notice of Lawsuit & Request to Waive Service Form and two  Waiver of the Service Forms along with one copy of the Complaint & a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Each Defendant who fails to Waive the Service & Promise to Appear (explained in previous forms) must be sent a Summons form that is signed & sealed by the Court.  Read full rule.

Title III – Pleadings & Motions:

Title IV – Parties:

Title V – Disclosures & Discovery

Title VI – Trials:

Next Section: Fed. Rules Civil Proc. Titles VII through Title XIII











Quote Source: “Abraham Lincoln, [September 16-17, 1859] (Notes for Speech in Kansas and Ohio),” Page 2.

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