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Document Upload Policy - Texas Appellate Courts and Supreme Court

Important Information: You should read this before you eFile into a Texas court of appeal, including the Supreme Court of Texas: Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Briefs

Effective date:  On January 1, 2014, electronic filing became mandatory for all attorneys filing documents in all appellate courts and in all civil cases (except juvenile cases) in the district, county, and probate courts in Texas' 10 most populous counties (Bexar, Collin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Harris, Hidalgo, Tarrant, and Travis).  Attorneys practicing in courts where electronic service is available , but not mandated by the state may file electronically.  Exceptions.  (i) Wills and (ii) documents to be presented to a court in camera, solely for the purpose of obtaining a ruling on the discoverability of such documents.

Case Information Availability

This jurisdiction’s Case Management System, (CMS) is not fully integrated into the State eFiling system.

When you are making a subsequent eFiling into an existing case for this jurisdiction 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.

Revised Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure Now Include eFiling and eService:

Case Information – The case information for existing cases is available for the Texas Supreme Court but is not available for most of the courts of appeal.

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Discover – No American Express

Paper Copies Not Required

The appellate courts no longer require paper copies after your eFiling submission.

Filing a Document

Upload a single PDF file that is composed of your lead document with all attachments combined merged with it.

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