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The Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit has appellate jurisdiction as authorized under Article V, Section 5 of the Louisiana Constitution, which encompasses the parishes of Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist. The Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit has supervisory jurisdiction, subject to the general supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, over all lower courts in all cases in which an appeal would extend to the court of appeal.

Records Custodian
Mary E. Legnon
Interim Clerk of Court
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
P.O. Box 489
Gretna, LA 70054
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(excludes holidays)
(No Fax Filings Accepted)


Announcements

 
news Filing fee schedule changes will be effective July 1, 2019. An additional amount of fifty cents ($0.50) will be applied to the following filings: Civil Appeal, Civil Writ, Application for Rehearing and Answers to Appeal. Click here to view the latest filing fees.
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Mission Statement

T he mission of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is to provide meaningful access to all who seek review under this Court's appellate and supervisory jurisdiction granted by the Louisiana Constitution, while protecting and promoting the rule of law, preserving the public trust, and using public resources efficiently.

Filing Fees and Copies

**Effective July 1, 2019**
   
Civil Appeal *+ $326.00
Civil Writ *+ $176.00
Application for Rehearing * $125.50
Answers to Appeal * $125.50
Motions on Unlodged Appeals $100.00
All Other Civil Motions $50.00
Motions for Extension of Time $50.00
Motions to Exceed Page Limitation $50.00
Copies of Opinions, Pleadings, etc., per page $2.00
Copy of Appellate Record on Disc $35.00
Late Fee for Filing Brief $100.00
Amicus Brief $100.00
*Includes $25.50 additional filing fee required by La. R.S. 13:10.3.
See also La. R.S. 13:352 and Local Rule 1.

+ Includes $0.50 filing fee required by 2016 Act No. 131 and La. R.S. 13:86 on all initial civil filings, effective August 1, 2016. Click for additional information regarding Act. 131.

NO FILING FEE FOR A TIMELY FILED APPEAL BRIEF.

APPELLATE RECORD MUST BE RETURNED WHEN BRIEF IS FILED!
NO EXHIBITS WILL BE CHECKED OUT TO ATTORNEYS!
ORAL ARGUMENT MAY BE REQUESTED BY LETTER!



  
All Briefs Original + 1 Copy
Answer to Appeal Original + 1 Copy
Application for Rehearings Original + 1 Copy
Memo for Appeal Original + 1 Copy
Motions, Extensions, etc. Original + 1 Copy
Writ Application and Oppositions Original + 3 Copies

Holiday Schedule

  
NEW YEAR'S DAY 1/1/2019
M L KING DAY 1/21/2019
PRESIDENT'S DAY 2/18/2019
MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY 3/4/2019
MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY 3/5/2019
GOOD FRIDAY 4/19/2019
MEMORIAL DAY 5/27/2019
INDEPENDENCE DAY 7/4/2019
INDEPENDENCE DAY 7/5/2019
COURT CLOSURE 7/12/2019
LABOR DAY 9/2/2019
COURT CLOSURE - Restricted Access due to Gretna Fest
See HR Manual Part I, Chapter 6, ARTICLE IX. EMERGENCY AND SPECIAL LEAVE
9/25/2019
COURT CLOSURE - Restricted Access due to Gretna Fest
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9/26/2019
COURT CLOSURE - Restricted Access due to Gretna Fest
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9/27/2019
COLUMBUS DAY 10/14/2019
ALL SAINTS DAY 11/1/2019
VETERANS DAY 11/11/2019
THANKSGIVING 11/28/2019
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 11/29/2019
CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY 12/24/2019
CHRISTMAS DAY 12/25/2019
NEW YEARS EVE HOLIDAY 12/31/2019
NEW YEAR'S DAY 1/1/2020
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 1/20/2020

Latest Published Opinions

**PLEASE NOTE: Any updates made to opinions today are posted to the website the next day.**

2 record(s) returned.  
Case # PDF Case Title
18-KA-463
Ruling Judge: Honorable Henry G. Sullivan, Jr.
District Court #: 14-6748
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: 04/02/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Affirmed; Remanded with Instructions' on 07/15/2019
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS KENDELL ELLIS
19-K-189
Ruling Judge: Hon. Jason Verdigets
District Court #: 75,23
Lower Court: 23rd Judicial District Court
Court Hearing: None Available
Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Writ Granted' on 07/15/2019
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS TIMOTHY P. ROUSSEL

Latest Docket

**PLEASE NOTE: Any updates made to the docket today are posted to the website the next day.**

3 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
18-KA-640
Ruling Judge: Honorable Henry G. Sullivan, Jr.
District Court #: 15-4164
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Mary Constance Hanes, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JAVONTAE D. SIMMONS AKA "TAE"
18-KA-650
Ruling Judge: Honorable Cornelius E. Regan
District Court #: 15-5781
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Martin E. Regan, Jr., for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS C. T.
19-KA-7
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 13-569
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Prentice L. White, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 07/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ROY R. DIXON
3 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
18-KA-717
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 16-6969
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Gwendolyn K. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/14/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ERIC RICHARDSON
19-KA-63
Ruling Judge: Honorable Henry G. Sullivan, Jr.
District Court #: 99-6773
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/14/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS THADDEUS JOHNSON
19-KA-128
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 97-3678
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Bruce G. Whittaker, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 08/14/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ANTHONY O. STOKES
26 record(s) returned.  
Case # Case Title
18-KA-354
Ruling Judge: Hon. Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.
District Court #: 16-2908
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Paul J. Barker & Kristen Legendre, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ADAM LITTLETON
18-KA-500
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 15-4323
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Gwendolyn K. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ELVIN D. VILLAFRANCA
18-KA-526
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 15-4323
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Sherry A. Watters, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ARGENTINA MESA
18-C-689
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 767-067
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Christian A. Shofstahl, for Plaintiff-Respondent Laurie M. Pennison, for Plaintiff-Respondent Wade A. Langlois, III, Michael D. Peytavin & Gino R. Forte, for Defendant-Relator Marcus A. Green, for Defendant-Respondent Jennifer L. Simmons, for Defendant-Respondent
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: 'Writ Denied'
MELISSA TARDO, DANIELLE TARDO,CHRISTOPHER TARDO AND JOSEPH TARDO VERSUS ALFORD SAFETY SERVICES, LLC ANDJOHN SPEARS
18-KA-698
Ruling Judge: Hon. E. Jeffrey Perilloux
District Court #: 15,325
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jane L. Beebe, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS HOWARD BURL, JR.
19-CA-32
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 643-350 C/W 636-170
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Sarah L. Johnson, Gregory G. D'Angelo, Jonathan C. Augustine, James L. Bradford, III & D. Stephen Brouillette, for Plaintiff-Appellee Kelly B. Becker, Matthew D. Simone, Kathryn Z. Gonski, & Trinity A. Brown, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT VERSUS MOTIVA ENTERPRISES, LLC C/W STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT VERSUS DR. COLDWELL DANIEL, III, ET AL
19-CA-33
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen C. Grefer
District Court #: 643-350 C/W 636-170
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT VERSUS DR. COLDWELL DANIEL, III, ET AL
19-CA-36
Ruling Judge: Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr.
District Court #: 764-108
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Stephen H. Vogt, for Plaintiff-Appellant Marc E. Devenport, Donald E. McKay, Jr., Tasha H. Hebert & Zachary D. Howser, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
ELIZABETH DAVID VERSUS DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC., ABC CORPORATIONS 1-3, AND JOHN DOES 1-5
19-CA-37
Ruling Judge: Honorable Danyelle M. Taylor
District Court #: 751-262
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Phillip A. Wittmann, Bryant S. York, Matthew S. Almon & Brooke C. Tigchelaar, for Plaintiff-Appellant Terri M. Miles & Albert J. Gardner, III, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
PEYTON PETTIT GREENE VERSUS LANDON RONALD GREENE
19-CA-42
Ruling Judge: Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr.
District Court #: 775-278
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Raynique Keelen, for Plaintiff-Appellant Paul D. Palermo, Craig V. Sweeney & Brett W. Tweedel, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DESELLE MILTON-GUSTAIN AND DONELL GUSTAIN VERSUS THE SALVAGE STORE, INC. AND COVINGTON SPECIALITY INSURANCE COMPANY
19-CA-49
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 776-765
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Edith H. Morris, Bernadette R. Lee, Suzanne Ecuyer Bayle, & Sheila H. Willis & Stephen C. D'Antoni, for Plaintiff-Appellant Cynthia A. De Luca, & Rebecca Gilson, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
RYAN S. CURRY VERSUS MICHELLE W. CURRY
19-CA-78
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 509-555
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Jeffrey W. Bennett, Michelle M. Bennett & Andrew T. Lilly, for Plaintiff-Appellee Jimmy Nee - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
MAN CHING HO VERSUS JIMMY W. NEE
19-CA-79
Ruling Judge: Honorable Michael P. Mentz
District Court #: 755-947
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Lila M. Samuel, for Plaintiff-Appellee Eric E. Malveau, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
KERRY G. MARTIN VERSUS SVITLANA TRUSHYNA
19-CA-80
Ruling Judge: Honorable June B. Darensburg
District Court #: 757-587
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Eric A. Bopp, Walter R. Woodruff, Jr., Tyler S. Loga, for Plaintiff-Appellant Bruce A. Cranner, & Molly L. Manieri, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
BRENDA SAPPINGTON, WIFE OF AND DANIEL SAPPINGTON VERSUS SOUTHERN PAIN AND ANESTHESIA CONSULTANTS, L.L.C. AND PAUL J. HUBBELL, III, M.D.
19-CA-84
Ruling Judge: Honorable Ellen Shirer Kovach
District Court #: 730-789
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Christine F. Remy, for Plaintiff-Appellee Lakeisha N. Jefferson, Pierre G. Walker, III & C. Michael Winters, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
LUZHEN ZHENG VERSUS HUI WU LIN
19-CA-85
Ruling Judge: Honorable Henry G. Sullivan, Jr.
District Court #: 769-152
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Arita M. L. Bohannan & Lauren Davey Rogers, for Plaintiff-Appellee Tonya S. Johnson & Garron M. Johnson, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
YAVONKA G. ARCHAGA VERSUS TONYA JOHNSON, GARRON JOHNSON AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON LAW OFFICES, LLC
19-CA-89
Ruling Judge: Honorable William C. Credo, III Judge Pro Tempore
District Court #: 761-477
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Michael D. Riley & Kevin M. Riley, for Plaintiff-Appellant Peter J. Wanek, Trevor C. Davies, Kathryn T. Trew & Lindsay G. Faulkner, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
LISA HILL VERSUS HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC.
19-KA-91
Ruling Judge: Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy
District Court #: 16,369
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut, for Plaintiff-Appellee Lieu T. Vo Clark, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DENIS Y. AMAYA-RODRIGUEZ
19-KA-116
Ruling Judge: Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy
District Court #: 11,265
Lower Court: 40th District Court
Attorney(s):
Honorable Bridget A. Dinvaut, for Plaintiff-Appellee Emily Posner, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS KEVIN ALEXANDER
19-CA-118
Ruling Judge: Hon. Elizabeth C. Lanier
District Court #: 16-7822
Lower Court: Office of Workers' Compensation, District 9
Attorney(s):
Christine L. DeSue, for Plaintiff-Appellant Jeffrey C. Napolitano, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
NIKKI I. BROWN VERSUS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS, LLC AND AIG
19-CA-130
Ruling Judge: Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
District Court #: 762-185
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Matthew A. Moeller, for Plaintiff-Appellant Scott M. Galante, Salvador I. Bivalacqua, & Lauren B. Griffin, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
LAUREN HOLMES VERSUS MINTU AND APARNA PAUL
19-CA-131
Ruling Judge: Honorable Danyelle M. Taylor
District Court #: 774-458
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Carl J. Rachal, for Plaintiff-Appellant A. Rebecca Wilmore, & Stephen M. Pizzo, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
DONNA TURNER AND PAUL TURNER VERSUS BOSLEY MEDICAL INSTITUTE, INC. AND DR. FRANK CAMPISI
19-KA-132
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 18-1986
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Katherine M. Franks, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ABDELLAH KARIM
19-KA-133
Ruling Judge: Honorable Nancy A. Miller
District Court #: 18-2750
Lower Court: 24th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Terry M. Boudreaux, for Plaintiff-Appellee Katherine M. Franks, for Defendant-Appellant
Court Hearing: 09/11/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom B
Oral Argument: Yes

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS ABDELLAH KARIM
19-CA-138
Ruling Judge: Honorable Max N. Tobias, Jr.
District Court #: 82,808
Lower Court: 29th Judicial District Court
Attorney(s):
Laura J. Todaro, for Plaintiff-Appellee Melinda Price Bedi - In Proper Person, for Defendant-Appellant Robert L. Raymond & Chester C. Stetfelt, for Other
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
BRYAN BEDI VERSUS MELINDA PRICE, WIFE OF BRYAN BEDI
19-CA-146
Ruling Judge: Hon. Barron C. Burmaster
District Court #: 06-NS-49
Lower Court: Juvenile Court
Attorney(s):
Jody J. Fortunato & Timothy P. O'Rourke, for Plaintiff-Appellant Bernadette R. Lee, Edith H. Morris, Suzanne Ecuyer Bayle & Sheila H. Willis, for Plaintiff-Appellee-2nd Appellant Michael A. Rosenblatt, for Defendant-Appellee
Court Hearing: 09/10/2019 at 01:00 PM in Courtroom A
Oral Argument: No

Non-Published: 
Disposition: NONE AVAILABLE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES IN THE INTEREST OF E. R. AND O. R. VERSUS KIRK REDMANN

COURT FORMS

WRIT APPLICATION INTAKE FORM

In an effort to facilitate access for litigants, the Judges of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal have adopted an Intake Form to be used when litigants file a writ application with this Court. Our goal is to promote judicial efficiency, which leads to prompt consideration of pending matters.

By signing the Writ Application Intake Form, counsel for litigants certify that the Writ Application Intake Form meets the requirements of the Uniform Rules of the Courts of Appeal and the Fifth Circuit’s Local Rules.

Click for Writ Application Intake Form.

CRIMINAL PRO SE BRIEFING NOTICE

In all criminal appeals, counsel for the defendant shall complete the pro se briefing notice (Appendix A) issued by this office and attached to the notice of lodging and briefing order. Counsel shall attach the original completed pro se briefing form to a copy of the brief to be filed with this court and mail the notice and copy of the brief to the defendant. The date of notice and mailing to the defendant shall not be later than the date the brief is filed with this court.

A copy of the completed form shall also be attached to counsel’s brief and submitted to this court for filing within the briefing delays established by the clerk of court. Any brief submitted by counsel will be rejected by the clerk of court if a copy of the form is not attached to the brief at the time of its submission to this court or if the form is incomplete.

Adopted Jan. 20, 2009, effective Feb. 1, 2009.

Please click for a printable version of the Pro Se Briefing Notice.

PRO SE BRIEFING MANUAL

Please click for a printable version of the Pro Se Manual.