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Third Court Taking Courtesy E-Copies

As a follow up to this post on the status of e-filing in the Texas appellate courts, the Third Court of Appeals is now accepting electronic courtesy copies.  The court is also asking (but not requiring) the party responsible for requesting or filing the record and briefs to submit e-copies of such documents on a CD or DVD in searchable PDF format.  For specific guidelines, see the “Electronic Filing” link on the court’s web site.

I haven’t surveyed the otherintermediate appellate courts, but if they aren’t doing thisalready, they certainly should follow the Third Court’s lead.

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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