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AMEX IS NOT Accepted

These jurisdictions' Case Management Systems, (CMS) are not fully integrated into the State eFiling system.

When you are making a subsequent eFiling into an existing case for these jurisdictions your case may or may not be available in the eFiling system.

If your case is found the case information will be retrieved.
If it is not found, be sure you have properly entered the jurisdiction and case number. If so, you can proceed with the filing. You will need to provide the required case information, i.e. case category, case type and required parties.

This should happen only once for a given case. Regardless of this CMS integration once a case has been eFiled into the Case Information will be retrieved with your input of the jurisdiction and case number.

Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure


Guide to Creating Electronic Briefs


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Be certain that you have selected the appropriate Court of Appeals for your matter.

All of the documents in your submission must be text searchable pdf files. You should convert your word processor document directly into a pdf rather than scanning it. If you are filing just a single document, you can submit your MS Word file to ProDoc eFiling and we will automatically convert your document into a searchable pdf file.

If you need to combine two or more documents add add bookmarks to the file, you will need to use an Adobe Acrobat product in combination with your word processor program.

The brief and any appendix materials must be combined into one PDF file and bookmarked. From the Court's Guide to Electronic Appellate Briefs:

"Bookmarks are a fast and easy way for justices and their staff to quickly navigate to different parts of your brief. In Adobe Acrobat, bookmarks appear on the left hand side of the screen. Survey results show that one hundred percent of justices like briefs that are thoroughly bookmarked. Bookmarks are only required for items in your appendix, but you should also create bookmarks for the different sections of your brief."

Per TRAP 9.1(c)


Electronic Signatures. A document that is electronically served, filed, or issued by a court or clerk is considered signed if the document includes:


 (1) a "/s/" and name typed in the space where the signature would otherwise appear, unless  the document is notarized or sworn; or


 (2) an electronic image or scanned image of the signature.

ATTENTION ALL FILERS. Under rule 9.9 p. 10 and rule 9.10 p. 11 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, in all documents filed with the court of appeals, including appendices, the filer is responsible for redacting the following information (unless specifically exempted in accordance with those rules): (1) driver's license numbers, (2) passport numbers, (3) social security numbers, (4) tax identification numbers, (5) any other type of government-issued personal identification numbers, (6) bank account numbers, (7) credit card numbers, (8) any other type of financial account numbers, (9) birthdates, (10) home addresses, and (11) the name of any person who was a minor when the underlying suit was filed (if a civil appeal) or who was a minor at the time of the underlying offense (if a criminal appeal). The court also asks that filers redact or use aliases to refer to the names of other parties by whom a minor might be identified, such as family members or foster parents, the name of any person who is the subject of an expunction appeal, and the names of complainants and witnesses in criminal appeals.

Beginning with most appeals filed on or after September 25, 2014, the court will post briefs and other documents filed by parties, except for docketing statements, to its website. Certain other exceptions will apply. A party may file a motion requesting that, for good cause, the court decline to post briefs and documents in a particular case, or that the court post briefs and documents in a case. Although it is a party's responsibility to redact sensitive data from all briefs and other filings, the court will require a brief or other filing to be amended and resubmitted if it discovers unredacted sensitive data or other information that is protected by law.

A document produced on a computer must be printed in a conventional typeface no smaller than 14-point except for footnotes, which must be no smaller than 12-point. See Tex. R. App. P. 9.4(e).

See TRAP 9.5 Service and TRAP 10.1(a)5.

TRAP 68.4(a)