Whether you are a law student studying Texas appellate procedure or are a Texas lawyer who doesn’t regularly handle appeals, you might be in need of answers to frequently asked questions about Texas appellate law. Having been unable to find a compilation of appellate law FAQs specific to Texas state courts, Chad Ruback has compiled a list of responses to questions frequently asked of him in his appellate law practice. This list of questions and answers is not intended to serve as a comprehensive resource about how to practice in a Texas court of appeals. However, if you can think of another frequently asked question about Texas appeals, please let Chad know.
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If an appeal is transferred from one court of appeals district to another and there is a conflict in the case law of the two courts, does the transferee court apply its own law or the law of the transferring court? Does the Texas Supreme Court have jurisdiction to review all appeals decided by one of the courts of appeals?
DISCLAIMER: This website contains answers to frequently asked questions about Texas appellate procedure. Although these answers are applicable to many appeals from Texas state courts, these answers only address the general rules and do not address any exceptions to the general rules. Consequently, these answers may not be applicable to your particular case. You should not rely upon any answer to a Texas appellate law FAQ. In fact, you should not rely upon any information on this website. Rather, you should have a Texas appellate lawyer review the background of your particular appeal and provide you with answers specific to your case. Dallas appellate attorney Chad Ruback has provided this general information about Texas appeals for educational purposes only, and nothing herein shall constitute legal advice. Moreover, nothing herein shall establish an attorney-client relationship with Mr. Ruback or his appellate law firm. Mr. Ruback will not be your attorney unless and until he signs a representation agreement expressly agreeing to be your attorney.