I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar at which Justice Martin Richter spoke about e-filing in the Dallas Court of Appeals. Here are the highlights of his presentation:
1. The Dallas Court of Appeals began accepting e-filing this year. E-filing has been well-received by the court and will likely become mandatory sometime next year.
2. Don’t merely prepare an appellate brief as you’ve always done and then convert it to PDF for e-filing. Instead, prepare the brief so that it can be easily read and navigated on an iPad. . . as all of the court’s justices now have iPads.
3. Hyperlinks and bookmarks are extremely helpful in navigating a brief.