The first part to a statute is the numbers. The numbers are what organizes the statute
and the numbers match a topic. Short title is the next part. A short title is what you can use if you
don't know the numbering. For example, the Human Rights Act is a short title. The purpose
focus' on establishing the legislature's intent for enacting the statute and using
that intent to understand and interpret a statute's meaning.
sections that state what is
specifically covered and not covered by the statute.Some statute's have definition sections that
provide definition terms used in the statute.
Substantive Provisions are the terms and conditions
of a statutemeaning what must be followed.
These are not part of a statute. These are
referencesfollowing a statute. This can be a brief summaryof the statute and or factsabout the
.Procedural rules adopted by a court that govern the litigation process. Court rules
often govern the format and style of documents submitted to the court.
Court Rules are those rules set by each
jurisdiction.Each jurisdiction is responsible
setting its own court rules such as the format of pleadings, to the substantive, such as grounds for
dismissal or when an appeal must be filed. You can find state and federal rules online on
Westlaw or LexisNexis
and on state or individual court websites.
c.) Texas Civil Rules and Procedures Local Rules
Tex. R. Civ. P. 3a
d.)Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 132.001. Unsworn Declaration
Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 132.001
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 132.001 | FindLaw
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