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This service is designed for true emergency matters only. Requests for extension of time to file briefs or to pay fees and other procedural matters are not considered emergency matters; see also Bound complete guide papers research spiral writing Emergency Motions ". If you think you will need to file documents outside normal business hours, we ask you to make advance arrangements with the clerk's office.
For the 12 month period which ended September 30,we docketed over 8, actions. In rough numbers we had 5, appeals from Texas district courts; 1, from Louisiana courts; and from Mississippi courts. The remaining cases were from Agency decisions, Bankruptcy and Tax court decisions, motions to file successive habeas corpus petitions, etc.
Briefs and Records on Appeal. For the 12 months which ended September 30,we received and reviewed nearly 11, briefs on the merits of a case, checked almost 7, records on appeal, and processed more than 1, prisoner briefs in support of certificates of appealability.
On a normal day, the clerk's office handles an average of 2, telephone calls, nearly 1, incoming and more than going out. Most case processing responsibilities are assigned to one of three consolidated geographically based teams. Briefs on the merits are checked by our specialty team without regard for where the case arose.
The consolidated case management teams are as follows: You can tell to which team your case is assigned by the case number you receive when we docket your appeal.
All cases have two digit numbers showing the year the case was docketed, e. Following the case year number is a hyphen and then a five-digit number: Northern District of Texas five digit codes begin with "1", e.
By understanding this numbering system you can determine which case management team is handling your case and who to contact. A listing of the employees and their telephone numbers is at Appendix A. Reviews merits briefs, briefs in support of certificates of appealability are reviewed by the appropriate case management teamand calls or sends letters to you if the brief does not meet the standards found in Fed.
If you have specific questions about your brief on the merits of a case, contact the specialty team if you cannot find the information you need in the resources described in the sections below.
Because of the large number of telephone calls we receive, we encourage you to use our automated systems to answer routine questions about the status of a case.
Alternatively, you can diallisten to the recorded prompts, dial "0" and listen to the prompts, then dial "1". You can obtain much useful information on these matters and others 24 hours a day simply by callinglistening to the prompts and dialing "0", listening to the prompts again and dialing "2" You can then select the subject matter which interests you and receive prerecorded information.
Among the items available at the clerk's office button are the Fed. Our web site provides you instructions how to set up an account and about billing information through the "PACER" system. We also have instructions how to request an exemption from the fees.
For your information, you can view the clerk's office home page by clicking here. Note, our unpublished opinions are not on the Internet and there are no present plans to include them.
Further, some published opinions are not available on the Internet because of technical difficulties. We receive a large number of electronic mail messages requesting information about the court's opinions and asking us to give a listing of all opinions on a subject, e.
We do not perform legal research for you. You can perform some searches using the "ISYS" search engine if you click on the "opinions" button on the left side of the 5th Circuit Internet home page screen, or if you click on the "search our opinions database" option.
You can view the court's home page by clicking here. If you cannot get the information you need from these sources, please contact the case management team responsible for your case by calling the number shown on correspondence you receive or by consulting the directory in Appendix A.
Please understand we have trouble answering the nearly 1, incoming telephone calls we receive each day. We ask for your patience in calling us and suggest that you call at the non-peak times of 8: Even if the particular person you wish to speak to is not present, you may leave a voice mail message, or speak to another individual and leave a message if necessary.
Admission requirements are set forth in Fed. In general, an attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court of a state, another United States court of appeals or a United States district court, and who is of good moral and professional character is eligible for admission to the bar of this court.
Attorneys must apply for admission on the court's approved form which the clerk furnishes. A member of the bar of this court must move for the applicant's admission. The applicant does not need to appear before the court to be admitted.
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