In a great many cases, especially where the court sits as a finder of fact, courts may request proposed findings and conclusions from the parties, or the parties themselves may request the court to receive their proposed findings and conclusions. In all these circumstances, it is good advocacy to submit them in the best form. Proposed findings in a nonjury trial should be submitted pursuant to Local Civil Rule 16.1.
Eastern District Practice
Do's and Don'ts of Proposed Findings and Conclusions
The Legal Intelligencer
July 10, 2012
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