Civil Practice Law and Rules

Volumes of the McKinney's annotated version of the CPLR

The New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) is Book 7B of the Consolidated Laws of New York[1] and governs legal procedure in the state's courts such as jurisdiction, venue, and pleadings, as well certain areas of substantive law such as the statute of limitations and joint and several liability.[2][3]

The CPLR has approximately 700 individual sections and rules which are divided into 70 articles. It has been the law of New York since 1962, when it replaced the older "Civil Practice Act".[4][1] A committee of the New York State Bar Association, the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules, monitors the law and periodically proposes amendments.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Zimmerman's Research Guide - New York Civil Practice Act". LexisNexis. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Article 2, Civil Practice Law & Rules 
  3. ^ Article 16, Civil Practice Law & Rules 
  4. ^ Article 100, Civil Practice Law & Rules 
  5. ^ New York State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules 

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