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Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Pedagogy and Psychology,
Ulyanovsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin


The procedure for any of the types of legal proceedings is strictly regulated by the current
federal law. Arbitrary deviations from the established procedural form are not allowed. Civil
and arbitration proceedings are no exception. All actions of the court, persons participating
in the case, other participants in the proceedings must obey certain rules, deviations from
which are inadmissible in a state governed by the rule of law. Unfortunately, in practice,
such violations are quite common, which are difficult to explain from the point of view
of the law. The author of this article analyzed several examples from judicial practice.
Within the framework of civil proceedings, there is a widespread substitution of concepts:
instead of the legislatively established preliminary court session, the courts hold so-called
«conversations», during which, for some unknown reason, the minutes are not kept. In
addition, attention is focused on several specific examples illustrating the violation of the
civil procedure form. This cannot indicate stability, confidence that the violated rights
and legitimate interests of the subjects will be guaranteed to be protected in the manner
prescribed by law. Departure by anybody from the rules established by federal law is
unacceptable, entails a violation of the principle of legality – the fundamental principle
of all branches of Russian law.

Keywords: civil procedural form; signs of civil procedural form; normativeness of civil
procedural form; compulsory civil procedure; preliminary hearing; “conversation”; court
record; recovery of alimony for minor children in a claim; mutually exclusive judicial acts;
procedure for appealing judicial acts; abuse of judicial power.


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N.A. Artebyakina (Ulyanovsk, Russia) – Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate
Professor, Department of Law, Pedagogy and Psychology, Ulyanovsk State Agrarian
University named after P.A. Stolypin (1 New Wreath Blvd., Ulyanovsk, 432000, Russia;

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