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Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Official Procedure Last Change September 10, 2012

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

General Information

The court may ask attorneys to submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. These will be used by the court as the starting point for preparing a ruling.

Preparing proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law: Submitted by an Attorney

  • Proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law must be submitted by the deadline set by the court.
  • If additional time is needed, a motion for extension of time must be filed before the expiration of the deadline. The motion must indicate whether the opposing party or parties consent to an extension.
  • Each finding and conclusion should be numbered separately, and the document as a whole should be paginated.
  • Proposed findings of fact should be as objective as possible and should be a fair and accurate reflection of the evidence presented. The proposed conclusions of law are the appropriate place to advocate for your position.

Submitting proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law