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Oklahoma Legal Research: Court Rules & Jury Instructions

Court Rules

In Oklahoma, there are several types of court rules. The primary rules are the codes of civil and criminal procedure found at Titles 12 and 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, respectively. Additionally, there are rules for the Supreme Court, District Courts, local court rules adopted by various judicial districts, and a variety of other specialized rules.

Learn of changes to court rules by monitoring the Oklahoma Bar Journal, and update rules by using Shepard's or KeyCite.

Print Resources available in the Law Library

Cantrell, Charles L., Oklahoma Criminal Law: Statutes and Rules Annotated (Dallas: Imprimatur Press, 2002).

Oklahoma Court Rules and Procedures, Federal (St. Paul: West, 1990-).

Oklahoma Court Rules and Procedures, State (St. Paul: West, 1989-).

Spector, Robert G. et al., Oklahoma Family Law: Statutes and Rules Annotated (Dallas: Imprimatur Press, 2008-).

Online Resources - Oklahoma State Courts

OSCN - Oklahoma Court Rules: Rules for the District Courts, Local District Court Rules, Supreme Court Rules, and a variety of other rules.

OSCN - Oklahoma Statutes: Title 12 - Civil Procedure; Title 22 - Criminal Procedure

Rules of Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals 

OKLaw.org: some local county district court rules are linked to on this site

Oklahoma Court Rules are also available on Lexis and Westlaw within the Oklahoma databases. Current students should access these databases through the Law Library Databases page.

Online Resources - Oklahoma Federal Courts (non-bankruptcy)

US District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma: Civil Rules & Criminal Rules

US District Court Northern District of Oklahoma: Civil Rules & Criminal Rules

US District Court Western District of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions (OUJI)

Print Resources available in the Law Library

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions: Criminal 2d Annotated (Carrollton: Imprimatur Press and Grail & Tucker Legal Publ, 2005). 

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions: Civil (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Bar Association, 1993).

Online Resources

Oklahoma Supreme Court Network (OSCN): Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions (includes criminal, civil, and juvenile jury instructions)

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions (civil & criminal only) are also available on Lexis and Westlaw within the Oklahoma databases.

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