The Art of The Twitter Business Account

Posted on 07 March 2014

What is the most effective way to market your business through Twitter? We may not know all of the answers but SmartRules would like to share what we have learned about interesting and effective tweeting.

California Code of Civil Procedure 1161

Posted on 20 November 2013

The California code of civil procedure 1161 regards possession of real property by a tenant or executor or administrator of an estate, and the grounds under which said persons will be guilty of unlawful detainer.

California Code of Civil Procedure 1013 – Service By Mail

Posted on 14 October 2013

  The California Code of Civil Procedure 1013 (amended effective 1/1/2011) addresses the issue of service by mail in a court action, and what constitutes as proof of service to the court. The proof options can be one of several methods: 1) An affidavit with the exact title of the document served and filed, bearing […]

The Importance of Qualified Legal Counsel During Divorce

Posted on 01 October 2013

  Going through a divorce presents a challenging chapter in one’s life from an emotional standpoint – which is why it is imperative to get sound legal advice from a seasoned divorce attorney.  The laws regarding filing for divorce or legal separation vary from state to state – it is crucial to consult with a […]

California Code of Civil Procedure 1005

Posted on 24 September 2013

California civil procedure code 1005 concerns what pleadings require written notice when filed in the court. These motions include Notice of Application and Hearing from Writ of Attachment under Section 484.040, Motion to Quash Summons and any other under the code requiring notice, and a judge or court does not require an additional method for notice. The code also contains requirements for supporting […]

California Code of Civil Procedure 437c

Posted on 24 September 2013

The California code of civil procedure 437c concerns summary judgment adjudication in a court action, and is applicable to any party involved.  The code outlines the conditions under which a motion for summary judgment may be made: if the other party has not made an action in the court proceeding or if the action has been judged as having no merit. […]

California Rules of Civil Procedure

Posted on 11 June 2013

How to follow the California Rules of Civil Procedure with It all starts with knowing what those rules are. The problem is that court websites are not always up to date. That’s why we built SmartRules. SmartRules has all the rules for all of the local jurisdictions and courthouses in California all in one […]

Georgia Rules Of Civil Procedure

Posted on 06 June 2013

SmartRules has all the rules of civil procedure for jurisdictions and courthouses in Georgia.  When you need to know the local rules in a jurisdiction in another State, you can eliminate the advantage that the local attorney has by reviewing the local rules on SmartRules SmartRules is updated with all of the Georgia Rules of […]

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At A Glance Guides

Ex Parte Motions

Posted on 14 February 2014

Ex Parte motions are invoked when there is an urgent need for one party such as a protection from domestic abuse and the need for a temporary restraining order.

Bankruptcy Update

US Federal Court Rules Update for February 2013

Posted on 26 February 2013

The Federal Court rules have recently changed. Amendments to the Federal Bankruptcy and Criminal Rules are effective December 1, 2012. Amendments are proposed to the federal Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules.  Comments by February 15, 2013.

California Civil Codes

January 2014 Rule Changes In The California Courts

Posted on 03 January 2014

The California Courts have experienced numerous rule changes, amendments, repealed rules and new rules effective January 1, 2014.


Forensic Copy and Discovery: What You Need To Know

Posted on 31 January 2014

Whether you are a civil litigator, a client, or pursuing a case Pro Se, the term “forensic” will come up as you enter into discovery, and most especially with electronic discovery.

Electronic Filing

How Important Is Case Management?

Posted on 28 February 2014

We’ve all deleted an important email or used the incorrect font. But while these errors may seem minor they can result in severe consequences ranging from penalties to losing a case entirely.

SR’s Alert

Court Scams on the Rise

Posted on 18 April 2014

Courts around the country are reporting that scam artists are posing as police officers or officers of the court to perpetrate scams on the American public.

Updates-County Cts

Mandatory eFiling in Missouri Courts Continues

Posted on 21 May 2013

Beginning Monday, May 20th eFiling became mandatory for all cases filed in the Missouri Counties of Stoddard and Cape Girardeau. Missouri began rolling out the first phase of its eFiling system in September 2011.  They carefully and successfully added a handful of courts during 2012, thus paving the way for adding 26 courts by the […]

Updates-Federal Cts

Moving Your Case from State to Federal Court

Posted on 07 February 2014

The rules surrounding removal of civil actions can be daunting and strict compliance is required.

US Federal Court Rules Changes

Proposed Amendments to FRCP To Limit The Scope of Discovery

Posted on 11 November 2013

The proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, if enacted, would significantly limit the scope of discovery and level the playing field by making discovery more affordable.


May 4th 2010 – SmartRules Webinar

Posted on 09 April 2010

Monthly webinar will be held May 4th, 2010 at 9:30AM PST.


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