O’Connor’s Texas Civil Appeals 2017

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Published:
May 2017
Update frequency:
Annual
Free update period:
60 days before next edition is released
Format:
Softbound
Page count:
1,176
ISBN:
978-1-59839-271-5
by Alessandra Ziek Beavers

Book Features

O’Connor’s Texas Civil Appeals is the complete appellate-practitioner resource, including a plain-English guide to appellate practice, over 400 easy-to-use forms, rules, timetables, and much more.

With your book purchase, you also get online access to the forms. These forms will be accessible until the next edition of the book is released.

New Features for 2017

The 2017 edition contains:

  • Updated commentaries on the procedure for appealing as an indigent party based on 2016 amendments to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 20.1 and Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 145.
  • Updated commentaries discussing each phase of the appellate process, with recent opinions from the Texas Supreme Court and courts of appeals.
  • Complete set of easy-to-use forms, revised and updated for this edition.
  • Annotated rules of appellate procedure, including the amendments to Rules 9.4, 20.1, 25.1, 32.1, 43.4, 72.2, and 73.7.
  • Directory of appellate courts, any local rules for the courts, and articles by the courts’ staff with practice tips.
  • Timetables for the appeal.

Table of Contents

Charts Accelerated Appeal of Interlocutory Order to Court of Appeals Appeal After Late Notice of Judgment Appeal by Equitable Bill of Review Appeal by Indigent to Court of Appeals Appeal of Dismissal for Want of Prosecution Appeal of Jury Trial to Court of Appeals Appeal of Nonjury Trial to Court of Appeals Certified Question from a Federal Court Petition for Review to Texas Supreme Court Restricted Appeal to Court of Appeals Commentaries 1.Preliminary Issues A.Introduction to the Texas Rules B.Considerations Before Appeal C.Appellate Deadlines D.Rules of Pleading E.Filing Documents F.Serving Documents G.Presenting Error to the Appellate Court H.Costs of Appeal I.The Attorney 2.Appealing as an Indigent Party A.Proceeding Without Payment of Costs Under TRAP 20.1 B.Motion for Free Appellate Record Under CPRC §13.003 3.Motions on Appeal A.Procedure for Motions & Responses B.Appearance as Appellate Counsel C.Motion to Accelerate Appeal or to Give Appeal Precedence D.Motion for Alternative Dispute Resolution E.Motion to Dismiss F.Motion to Extend Time G.Motions Relating to the Brief or Petition H.Motions Relating to Oral Argument I.Motion to Disqualify or Recuse J.Objection to Assigned Judge K.Motion for Damages or Sanctions L.Motion for Additional Time to File Documents M.Motion to Stay N.Notice of Stay O.Motion to Substitute Party P.Motion for Interlocutory Appeal & Stay Pending Appeal 4.Suspending Execution of Judgment A.Introduction B.Superseding the Judgment C.Government’s Suspension of Execution D.Appellate Court’s Suspension of Execution 5.Perfecting Appeal A.Notice of Appeal B.Docketing Statement 6.Record on Appeal A.Appellate Record B.Clerk’s Record C.Reporter’s Record 7.The Court of Appeals A.Motions B.Appellant’s Brief C.Appellee’s Brief D.Amicus Curiae Brief E.Notice of Submission F.Oral Argument G.Opinion & Judgment H.Motion for Rehearing I.Mandate 8.The Supreme Court A.Motions B.Petition for Review C.Response to Petition for Review D.Briefs on the Merits E.Order on Petition for Review F.Oral Argument G.Opinion & Judgment H.Motion for Rehearing I.Mandate 9.Direct Proceedings to the Supreme Court A.Direct Appeal from the Trial Court B.Certified Question from a Federal Court C.Certified Question from a Texas Court of Appeals 10.Original Proceedings A.Procedure for Original Writ B.Writ of Mandamus C.Writ of Prohibition D.Writ of Injunction E.Writ of Habeas Corpus Forms 1.Preliminary Issues Style of the Case 1D:1.Style of the Case – Court of Appeals, Appeal 1D:2.Style of the Case – Court of Appeals, Original Proceeding 1D:3.Style of the Case – Supreme Court, Appeal 1D:4.Style of the Case – Supreme Court, Original Proceeding 1D:5.Style of the Case – Trial Court Signature Block 1D:6.Signature Block Verification 1D:7.Verification 1D:8.Affidavit 1D:9.Unsworn Declaration 1D:10.Jurat – Notary 1D:11.Jurat – Unsworn Declaration Certificate of Compliance 1D:12.Certificate of Compliance Certificate of Conference 1D:13.Certificate of Conference Certificate of Service 1D:14.Certificate of Service 1D:15.Acknowledgment of Service Notice of Address 1D:16.Notice of Current/Change of Address 1D:17.Notice of Change of Attorney’s Address Verification of Fax Filing 1E:1.Verification of Fax Filing 2.Appealing as an Indigent Party Appealing as an Indigent Party 2A:1.Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs 2A:2.Notice to Clerk – Presumption of Indigence 2A:3.Motion to Appeal as Indigent Party 2A:4.Order on Motion to Appeal as Indigent Party 2A:5.Inmate’s Declaration – Previous Filings 2A:6.Inmate’s Declaration – Grievance-System Claim Free Appellate Record 2B:1.Motion for Free Appellate Record 2B:2.Objection to Motion for Free Appellate Record 2B:3.Order on Motion for Free Appellate Record 3.Motions on Appeal General Procedure 3A:1.Motion – General Format 3A:2.Request for Oral Argument or Hearing Appearance as Appellate Counsel 3B:1.Notice of Nonrepresentation 3B:2.Notice of Representation – Counsel or Lead Counsel 3B:3.Notice of Designation of Lead Counsel 3B:4.Motion to Substitute Lead Counsel 3B:5.Motion to Withdraw as Counsel Motion to Accelerate Appeal or to Give Appeal Precedence 3C:1.Motion to Accelerate or to Give Precedence Motion for Alternative Dispute Resolution 3D:1.Motion to Refer to ADR 3D:2.Objection to Motion to Refer to ADR Motion to Dismiss 3E:1.Motion to Dismiss – No Jurisdiction 3E:2.Response to Motion to Dismiss – No Jurisdiction 3E:3.Motion to Dismiss – Mootness 3E:4.Response to Motion to Dismiss – Mootness 3E:5.Motion to Dismiss – Failure to Prosecute 3E:6.Response to Motion to Dismiss – Failure to Prosecute 3E:7.Motion to Dismiss – Failure to Comply 3E:8.Response to Motion to Dismiss – Failure to Comply 3E:9.Joint Motion to Dismiss 3E:10.Motion to Dismiss Petition for Review 3E:11.Response to Motion to Dismiss Petition for Review Motion to Extend Time 3F:1.Motion to Extend Time – General Motion 3F:2.Motion to Extend Time – Notice of Appeal 3F:3.Response to Motion to Extend Time – Notice of Appeal 3F:4.Motion to Extend Time – Petition for Permission to Appeal 3F:5.Response to Motion to Extend Time – Petition for Permission to Appeal 3F:6.Motion to Extend Time – Brief 3F:7.Response to Motion to Extend Time – Brief 3F:8.Motion to Extend Time – Rehearing/Reconsideration 3F:9.Response to Motion to Extend Time – Rehearing/Reconsideration 3F:10.Motion to Extend Time – Petition for Review 3F:11.Response to Motion to Extend Time – Petition for Review 3F:12.Motion to Extend Time – Response to Petition for Review 3F:13.Motion to Extend Time – Brief on Merits Motions Relating to the Brief or Petition 3G:1.Motion to Amend or Supplement 3G:2.Response to Motion to Amend or Supplement 3G:3.Motion to Require Rebriefing or Revision 3G:4.Response to Motion to Require Rebriefing or Revision 3G:5.Motion to Exceed Word/Page Limits 3G:6.Response to Motion to Exceed Word/Page Limits Oral Argument 3H:1.Motion to Reset Oral Argument 3H:2.Response to Motion to Reset Oral Argument 3H:3.Motion for Additional Time to Argue – Multiple Parties 3H:4.Motion for Additional Time to Argue – Complicated Case 3H:5.Response to Motion for Additional Time to Argue 3H:6.Motion to Permit Amicus to Argue 3H:7.Motion to Reconsider Denial of Oral Argument 3H:8.Response to Motion to Reconsider Denial of Oral Argument Motion to Disqualify or Recuse 3I:1.Motion to Disqualify 3I:2.Motion to Recuse 3I:3.Response to Motion to Disqualify or Recuse Objection to Assigned Judge 3J:1.Objection to Assigned Judge 3J:2.Response to Objection to Assigned Judge Motion for Damages or Sanctions 3K:1.Motion for Damages – Frivolous Appeal 3K:2.Response to Motion for Damages – Frivolous Appeal 3K:3.Motion for Sanctions – Failure to Act in Good Faith 3K:4.Response to Motion for Sanctions – Failure to Act in Good Faith Motion for Additional Time to File Documents 3L:1.Motion for Additional Time to File Documents 3L:2.Additional Time to File Documents – Party’s Affidavit 3L:3.Additional Time to File Documents – Attorney’s Affidavit 3L:4.Response to Motion for Additional Time to File Documents Stay of Appeal 3N:1.Notice of Stay 3N:2.Motion to Reinstate the Appeal Motion to Substitute Party 3O:1.Motion to Substitute Party Interlocutory Appeal 3P:1.Motion to Trial Court for Permission to Appeal 3P:2.Petition to Court of Appeals for Permission to Appeal – Cover 3P:3.Petition to Court of Appeals for Permission to Appeal – Statement of Case 3P:4.Petition to Court of Appeals for Permission to Appeal – Argument 3P:5.Motion to Stay – Petition for Permission to Appeal 4.Suspending Execution of Judgment Notice of Hearing or Submission 4A:1.Notice of Hearing or Submission Superseding Judgment by Agreement 4B:1.Supersedeas by Agreement Amount of Security 4B:2.Motion to Decrease Security – Money Judgment 4B:3.Response to Motion to Decrease Security – Money Judgment 4B:4.Order on Motion to Decrease Security – Money Judgment 4B:5.Motion to Fix Security – Property 4B:6.Response to Motion to Fix Security – Property 4B:7.Order on Motion to Fix Security – Property 4B:8.Motion to Fix Security – Other than Money or Property 4B:9.Response to Motion to Fix Security – Other than Money or Property 4B:10.Order on Motion to Fix Security – Other than Money or Property Family Law 4B:11.Motion to Suspend Judgment – Family Law 4B:12.Response to Motion to Suspend Judgment – Family Law 4B:13.Order on Motion to Suspend Judgment – Family Law Judgment for Government 4B:14.Motion to Suspend Enforcement – Judgment for Gov’t 4B:15.Response to Motion to Suspend Enforcement – Judgment for Gov’t 4B:16.Order on Motion to Suspend Enforcement – Judgment for Gov’t Bond 4B:17.Supersedeas Bond 4B:18.Motion for Leave to File CD in Lieu of Bond 4B:19.Bank Letter About CD 4B:20.Response to Motion for Leave to File CD in Lieu of Bond 4B:21.Order on Motion for Leave to File CD in Lieu of Bond 4B:22.Clerk’s Certificate of Receipt Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:23.Motion to Strike Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:24.Response to Motion to Strike Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:25.Order on Motion to Strike Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:26.Motion to Increase Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:27.Response to Motion to Increase Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court 4B:28.Order on Motion to Increase Supersedeas Bond – Trial Court Supersedeas Bond – Court of Appeals 4B:29.Motion to Strike Supersedeas Bond – Court of Appeals 4B:30.Response to Motion to Strike Supersedeas Bond – Court of Appeals 4B:31.Motion to Increase Supersedeas Bond – Court of Appeals 4B:32.Response to Motion to Increase Supersedeas Bond – Court of Appeals Temporary Orders 4D:1.Motion for Temporary Orders 4D:2.Response to Motion for Temporary Orders 5.Perfecting Appeal Notice of Appeal 5A:1.Notice of Appeal 5A:2.Notice of Appeal for Restricted Appeal 5A:3.Motion to Amend the Notice of Appeal 5A:4.Response to Motion to Amend the Notice of Appeal 5A:5.Appellee’s Motion to Strike the Notice of Appeal 5A:6.Amended Notice of Appeal 6.Record on Appeal Appellate Record 6A:1.Motion to Transfer Original Documents/Exhibits 6A:2.Order on Motion to Transfer Original Documents/Exhibits 6A:3.Motion to Forward Original Record – Supreme Court Clerk’s Record 6B:1.Clerk’s Record – Request for Documents 6B:2.Clerk’s Record – Request for Supplementation 6B:3.Clerk’s Record – Request, Prepare Documents/Exhibits for Transfer Reporter’s Record 6C:1.Reporter’s Record – Request, Prepare Full Record 6C:2.Reporter’s Record – Request, Prepare Partial Record 6C:3.Reporter’s Record – Request, Prepare Additional Parts 6C:4.Reporter’s Record – Request for Supplementation 6C:5.Reporter’s Record – Response, Request for Record 6C:6.Reporter’s Record – Statement of Issues 6C:7.Reporter’s Record – Request, Preserve Notes 6C:8.Reporter’s Record – Response, Preserve Notes 6C:9.Motion to Affirm Without a Reporter’s Record 7.The Court of Appeals General Requirements 7B:1.General Requirements – Cover 7B:2.General Requirements – Identity of Parties & Counsel 7B:3.General Requirements – Table of Contents 7B:4.General Requirements – Index of Authorities Appellant’s Brief 7B:5.Appellant’s Brief – Statement of the Case 7B:6.Appellant’s Brief – Statement on Oral Argument 7B:7.Appellant’s Brief – Issues Presented 7B:8.Appellant’s Brief – Statement of Facts 7B:9.Appellant’s Brief – Summary of the Argument 7B:10.Appellant’s Brief – Argument 7B:11.Appellant’s Brief – Prayer 7B:12.Appellant’s Brief – Appendix Appellee’s Brief 7C:1.Appellee’s Brief – Statement of the Case 7C:2.Appellee’s Brief – Issues Presented 7C:3.Appellee’s Brief – Statement of Facts 7C:4.Appellee’s Brief – Summary of the Argument 7C:5.Appellee’s Brief – Argument 7C:6.Appellee’s Brief – Prayer Motion for Rehearing 7H:1.Motion for Rehearing – Introduction 7H:2.Motion for Rehearing – Issues Presented 7H:3.Motion for Rehearing – Prayer Motion for En Banc Reconsideration 7H:4.Motion for En Banc Reconsideration Mandate 7I:1.Motion to Expedite the Mandate 7I:2.Response to Motion to Expedite the Mandate 7I:3.Motion to Stay the Mandate 7I:4.Response to Motion to Stay the Mandate 7I:5.Motion to Recall & Correct the Mandate 7I:6.Response to Motion to Recall & Correct the Mandate 8.The Supreme Court General Requirements 8B:1.General Requirements – Cover 8B:2.General Requirements – Identity of Parties & Counsel 8B:3.General Requirements – Table of Contents 8B:4.General Requirements – Index of Authorities Petition for Review 8B:5.Petition for Review – Statement of the Case 8B:6.Petition for Review – Statement of Jurisdiction 8B:7.Petition for Review – Issues Presented 8B:8.Petition for Review – Statement of Facts 8B:9.Petition for Review – Summary of the Argument 8B:10.Petition for Review – Argument 8B:11.Petition for Review – Prayer 8B:12.Petition for Review – Appendix Response to Petition for Review 8C:1.Response to Petition – Statement of the Case 8C:2.Response to Petition – Statement of Jurisdiction 8C:3.Response to Petition – Respondent's Issues 8C:4.Response to Petition – Statement of Facts 8C:5.Response to Petition – Summary of the Argument 8C:6.Response to Petition – Argument 8C:7.Response to Petition – Prayer 8C:8.Response to Petition – Waiver Motion for Rehearing 8H:1.Motion for Rehearing – Introduction 8H:2.Motion for Rehearing – Issues Presented 8H:3.Motion for Rehearing – Argument 8H:4.Motion for Rehearing – Prayer Mandate 8I:1.Motion to Expedite the Mandate 8I:2.Response to Motion to Expedite the Mandate 8I:3.Motion to Stay the Mandate 8I:4.Response to Motion to Stay the Mandate 8I:5.Motion to Recall & Correct the Mandate 8I:6.Response to Motion to Recall & Correct the Mandate 9.Direct Proceedings to the Supreme Court Direct Appeal 9A:1.Application for Direct Appeal to Supreme Court 9A:2.Objection to Jurisdiction Certified Question 9B:1.Motion to Certify Question from Federal Court 9B:2.Federal Court Order to Certify Question to Texas Supreme Court 10.Original Proceedings Procedure for Original Writ 10A:1.Original Proceedings – Cover 10A:2.Original Proceedings – Identity of Parties & Counsel 10A:3.Original Proceedings – Table of Contents 10A:4.Original Proceedings – Introduction 10A:5.Original Proceedings – Statement of Jurisdiction, Court of Appeals 10A:6.Original Proceedings – Statement of Jurisdiction, Supreme Court 10A:7.Original Proceedings – Certification 10A:8.Original Proceedings – Certificate of Service 10A:9.Original Proceedings – Appendix, List of Documents 10A:10.Original Proceedings – Appendix, Verification 10A:11.Original Proceedings – Affidavit of No Evidence 10A:12.Response to Petition for Original Writ – Introduction Emergency Stay 10A:13.Motion for Emergency Stay 10A:14.Certificate of Compliance – Emergency Stay 10A:15.Response to Motion for Emergency Stay Writ of Mandamus 10B:1.Petition for Writ of Mandamus – Statement of the Case 10B:2.Petition for Writ of Mandamus – Issues Presented 10B:3.Petition for Writ of Mandamus – Statement of Facts 10B:4.Petition for Writ of Mandamus – Argument 10B:5.Petition for Writ of Mandamus – Prayer Writ of Prohibition 10C:1.Petition for Writ of Prohibition – Statement of the Case 10C:2.Petition for Writ of Prohibition – Issues Presented 10C:3.Petition for Writ of Prohibition – Statement of Facts 10C:4.Petition for Writ of Prohibition – Argument 10C:5.Petition for Writ of Prohibition – Prayer Writ of Injunction 10D:1.Petition for Writ of Injunction – Statement of the Case 10D:2.Petition for Writ of Injunction – Issues Presented 10D:3.Petition for Writ of Injunction – Statement of Facts 10D:4.Petition for Writ of Injunction – Argument 10D:5.Petition for Writ of Injunction – Prayer Writ of Habeas Corpus 10E:1.Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Statement of the Case 10E:2.Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Issues Presented 10E:3.Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Statement of Facts 10E:4.Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Argument 10E:5.Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Prayer 10E:6.Habeas Corpus Appendix, Proof of Restraint 10E:7.Response to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus – Argument Rules Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure Section One: General Provisions Section Two: Appeals from Trial Court Judgments & Orders Section Three: Original Proceedings in the Supreme Court & the Courts of Appeals Section Four: Proceedings in the Supreme Court Section Five: Proceedings in the Court of Criminal Appeals Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure Appendix WebList

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