Appellate Procedure Guide

Based upon the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Local Rules of the Fourth Circuit. Consult the rules for complete information on appellate procedure.

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