Notice of New Family Rules of Court
Significant changes to family law rules of court took effect on Jan 1, 2013. Review the report, including the new table of contents and family rules of court.
California Rules of Court
|Title One. Rules Applicable to All Courts (Rules 1.1 - 1.200)||HTML | PDF (104 KB)|
|Title Two. Trial Court Rules (Rules 2.1 - 2.1100)||HTML | PDF (540 KB)|
|Title Three. Civil Rules (Rules 3.1 - 3.2120)||HTML | PDF (1047 KB)|
|Title Four. Criminal Rules (Rules 4.1 - 4.700)||HTML | PDF (400 KB)|
|Title Five. Family and Juvenile Rules (Rules 5.1 - 5.830)||HTML | PDF (2210 KB)|
|Title Six. [Reserved]||PDF (84 KB)|
|Title Seven. Probate Rules (Rules 7.1 - 7.1101)||HTML | PDF (420 KB)|
|Title Eight. Appellate Rules (Rules 8.1 - 8.1125)||HTML | PDF (1761 KB)|
|Title Nine. Rules on Law Practice, Attorneys, and Judges (Rules 9.1 - 9.61)||HTML | PDF (282 KB)|
|Title Ten. Judicial Administration Rules (Rules 10.1 - 10.1030)||HTML | PDF (1132 KB)|
|Standards of Judicial Administration (Standards 2.1 - 10.80)||HTML | PDF (394 KB)|
|Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration||PDF (101 KB)|
|Appendix A: Judicial Council Legal Forms List||PDF (531 KB)|
|Appendix B: Liability Limits of a Parent or Guardian Having Custody and Control of a Minor for the Torts of a Minor||PDF (10 KB)|
|Appendix C: Guidelines for the Operation of Family Law Information Centers and Family Law Facilitator Offices||PDF (27 KB)|
|Appendix D: Judicial Council Governance Policies||
PDF (119 KB)
|Appendix E: Guidelines for Determining Financial Eligibility for County Payment
of the Cost of Counsel Appointed by the Court in Proceedings Under the
|PDF (28 KB)|
|Appendix F: Guidelines for the Juvenile Dependency Counsel Collections Program||PDF (55 KB)|
|Appendix G: Parliamentary Procedures for the Judicial Council of California||PDF (178KB)|
|Alternative Format: Complete California Rules of Court in PDF format, compressed into a single .ZIP file.||ZIP of PDF Files|
(updated: 2/1/2013, 8.23 MB)
Need help finding a rule?
The California Rules of Court were reorganized and renumbered to improve their format and usability, effective January 1, 2007. Use the conversion tables below to match old rules to reorganized rules.
Rules conversion table
(from new rule numbers to old rule numbers) PDF (255 KB)
Reverse rules conversion table
(from old rule numbers to new rule numbers)
Code of Judicial Ethics
Formal standards of conduct for judges and candidates for judicial office.
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