An Anders v. California brief is one in which an appointed counsel informs an appellate court that counsel cannot find any arguable basis for error in the trial court record. It is accompanied by a motion for counsel to withdraw. The individual party is offered a chance to file a brief without counsel (pro se), pointing out arguable error. The appellate court is supposed to make a careful, independent search of the record for arguable error.
Houston's Fourteenth Court of Appeals has posted new Anders guidelines