The 2012 Amendments to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure: An Overview of the Changes and What They Mean for Appellate Practitioners


The new year brings with it important amendments to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. These amendments, which became effective December 1, 2012, implement new word-count limitations and typeface specifications for documents filed with the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the intermediate courts of appeals. See Supreme Court of Texas, Misc. Docket No. 12-9190 (Nov. 13, 2012).

This article provides a brief overview of these amendments and considers how they might operate in practice.

As seen in The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Report, Winter 2012, Vol. 25, No. 2.

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