Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure Changes

Posted by Bob MabryAug 27, 20190 Comments

Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 13.5 (d) is added requiring Deputy Official Court Reporters to file their names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers- if they have them- email addresses, and Certified Shorthand Reporter numbers in additions to the dates worked, the court in which they worked, and the numbers and styles of cases on which they worked.

Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 25.1 will now require an appellant to copy all court reporters at or before the time a notice of appeal is filed,

The additional information from Tex. R. App. P. 13.5(d) must be added to civil case docketing statements according to an amendment of Tex. R. App. P. 32.1(i). Appellants file docketing statements with appellate court clerks to aid appellate courts to know how to set deadlines for cases, to know who may need to be contacted if there is a problem, and to otherwise help them manage their caseloads.

These changes go into effect September 1, 2019. The rules might be amended after that.