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This guide provides information on resources to locate historical Texas Court rules at the state, federal and local level, as well as resources to research the rulemakers' intent.
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State Rules

Sources to locate versions of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Texas Rules of Evidence

  • Vernon's Texas Rules Annotated
    Annotated, annually updated edition. Library holds 1955-current.
    Available online through Westlaw, 1989-current.
    Current edition available in the South Reading Room. Request previous editions at the front desk.
  • Texas Rules Project
    Historical versions of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure from 1941-current. Compiled by the South Texas College of Law Library.
  • Texas Rules of Court-State
    Unannotated annual edition, published by West. Library holds 1986-current.
    Current edition available in the South Reading Room. Request previous editions at the front desk.
    KFT 8816 A20 T4
  • Texas Rules of Court-State and Federal
    Unannotated annual edition, published by West. Library holds 1982-84.
    Request at the front desk.
    KFT 8816 A18 T4
  • West's Unannotated Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
    Pamphlet edition, produced irregularly. Library holds 1957-1981.
    Request at front desk.
    KFT 8816 T4
  • Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook
    Annual volume published by Jones McClure. Library holds 2007-current.
    Current edition available in the South Reading Room. Request previous editions at the front desk.
    KFT 8935 A1 H4
  • Other Print Compilations Containing Texas Court Rules
    - Rules of practice and procedure in civil actions (1948), KFT 8816 T4
    - Gammel's annotated rules of civil procedure in Texas (1948), KFT 8816 T43
    - Vernon's Texas rules of civil procedure and a statutory appendix (1942), KFT 8816 T41 1942
    - Annotated rules of the courts of Texas (1932), KFT 8820 S5
    - A brief: Texas forms and rules, annotated (1925), KFT 8836 S6
    - The rules of procedure in the trial courts and in the courts of civil appeals and the Supreme court of the state of Texas (1901), KFT 8816 B7
    - The rules of practice in the civil courts of record of the state of Texas (1896), KFT 8840 S3
    - Proceedings of the annual session of the Texas Bar Association v. 13-21 (1894-1902)
  • Current State Rules
    Current statewide court rules are available from the Supreme Court's website.
 

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The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.

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