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Common Sources of Parliamentary Procedure

Other options to consider besides Robert's Rules of Order.

Last Reviewed: September 1, 2021

While Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (12th ed. 2020) is by far the most widely used parliamentary authority, other authorities exist. These include:

Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure

Shorter than Robert's Rules, but not widely used. An interesting feature is a final chapter on "The Greatest Convention Every Held," which contains an account of the biblical Creation. The 1969 edition is a revision of the original 1953 work.

Riddick's Rules of Procedure

The work of Floyd Riddick, former parliamentarian of the United States Senate. His work consists of an alphabetical list of parliamentary phrases rather than a systematic body of parliamentary procedure, and is of little use to persons with limited familiarity with parliamentary procedure.

The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure

A parliamentary authority written by Alice Sturgis in 1950. The ...

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  • March 1, 2010
  • Last Reviewed: September 1, 2021

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