Sunday, March 27, 2011
Local Rules and Their Friends- What Lawyers Need to Remember
If you're doing an appeal (or any other litigation), you should always check the local rules, and, if, a court has them, don't miss their internal operating procedures if it lists them, as the Fifth Circuit does, or lists of local practices, or tips and guidelines, etc. Texas's First Court of Appeals has civil and criminal Local Rules, as does the Third. Other Texas state appellate courts with local rules are the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh (sort of) and Fourteenth (also sort of).