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This document contains the Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts, as promulgated and amended by the United States Supreme Court to July 1, 1963, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, United States Code, section 2072, together with the forms adopted by the Court. It has been prepared by the law revision counsel of Subcommittee No. 3, of which Representative Edwin E. Willis is chairman, in response to the need for an official up-to-date document containing all the rules, as amended.
For the convenience of the user, where a rule has been amended a reference to the citation and effective date of the amendment follows the text of the rule, as amended.
The United States Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure prepared extensive notes covering various aspects and provisions of the rules. These notes may be found in Title 28, United States Code, following the particular rule to which they relate.
Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary.
JULY 1, 1963.