The court uses an informal briefing procedure in pro se cases rather than requiring compliance with formal briefing requirements. The court does not require pro se litigants to file documents electronically, though they may request leave to do so in individual cases after completing the court’s registration requirements.
Procedures for Fourth Circuit cases are available in the Federal and Local Rules of Appellate Procedure and in the Appellate Procedure Guide. Consult the rules for complete information on appellate procedure. The information below highlights points of particular interest to pro se litigants.