Attorneys


The Federal & Local Rules of Appellate Procedure serve as counsel's primary guide to practice in the Fourth Circuit.  As an additional practice aid, the Clerk's Office offers an Appellate Procedure Guide.  Guide sections are listed below for easy reference.  Additional resources are provided as Featured Content at the right.  Call or email the Clerk's Office with any questions: Contact

Appellate Procedure Guide

General Provisions

Attorney Admission & eFiling Registration HTML PDF
Filing & Service
HTML PDF
Appellate Deadlines HTML PDF
Sealed & Confidential Materials
HTML
PDF


Initial Requirements

New Appeals & Petitions HTML PDF
Appeal Fees & Indigent Status HTML PDF
Appointment of Counsel in Criminal Cases HTML PDF
Appearance, Disclosure & Docketing Statements HTML PDF
Transcript & Record on Appeal HTML PDF
Mediation HTML PDF


Motions

Motion Practice HTML PDF
Specific Motions HTML PDF


Briefing

Formal Briefing HTML PDF
Brief & Appendix Requirements
HTML PDF
Informal Briefing HTML PDF


Calendaring & Argument

Pre-argument Review & Calendaring HTML PDF
Oral Argument HTML PDF


Decision & Post-Decision

Opinion & Judgment HTML
PDF
Rehearing & Rehearing En Banc HTML
PDF
Costs & Attorney's Fees HTML
PDF
Mandate HTML
PDF