Appellate, Federal and Local Court Rules

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Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
and Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal and 5th Circuit Rules of Appellate Procedure

Local Rules

Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing in Civil and Criminal Cases

Divisional Office Standing Orders

CJA Panel Attorney Payment System


Mediator Lists and Forms