First Court of Appeals
The new Attorney Portal provides secure, online access for appellate attorneys to view case documents not available to the public through the Texas Appellate Management and eFiling System (TAMES) Attorney Portal. While the court provides access to certain documents and opinions filed in cases through its public website, the clerk and reporter's records have not been available online and this has been a barrier to attorneys practicing before the court. The documents that are available to the attorneys in the case via the Attorney Portal include the clerk’s record and court reporter’s record. The records are available for 60 months from the date the records are filed with the courts. These documents are essential for appellate attorneys to use in preparing their appellate arguments to the court.
Sealed records are not available through the Attorney Portal and electronic exhibits must still be viewed at the court.
Attorneys can now register with their bar member number and a known TAMES email address in order to retrieve Appellate records for cases in which they are listed as an attorney of record. You can reach the Attorney Portal at https://attorneyportal.txcourts.gov/.
Updated May 22, 2017: The Attorney Portal website URL changed; you should no longer use "www."