First Court of Appeals
Forms are provided below in three formats: Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect.
Please file completed forms with the Clerk:
Christopher A. Prine
Clerk, First Court of Appeals
301 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77002-2066
Notice of & Assignment of Related Cases
Local Rules of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals require the following statement be attached to the notice of appeal filed with the trial-court clerk. A copy of the notice of appeal and this statement must be filed with the Clerk of the First Court pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 25.1(e).
|Notice of and Assignment of Related Case in Appeals||Word|
|Notice of and Assignment of Related Case in Original Proceedings||Word|
Printing Docketing Statements to PDF
After completing the form, in order to create a PDF suitable for electronic filing you must use the Print to PDF feature as follows:
Adobe Acrobat Users
When printing, select “Adobe PDF” as your printer destination; you will be prompted to save the file.
Free PDF Printing Software
If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, free software is available to Print to PDF, examples include:
- CutePDF for PC
- Download from http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.as
- Install both the writer and the converter.
- When printing select "CutePDF Writer"
- PDF Writer for MAC
- Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfwriterformac/
- When printing select "PDFWriter"
Filing Docketing Statements
Once the trial–court clerk has assigned the appeal to the First Court, the appellant must file a docketing statement with the Clerk.
- Please read the Uniform Docketing Statement Press Release
- Civil Docketing Statement
- Criminal Docketing Statement
If the Court refers a civil appeal to mediation, three forms must be filed with the Clerk at appropriate stages in the mediation.
Once the trial–court clerk has assigned the appeal to the First Court, the trial-court clerk and court reporter must file an information sheet with the Clerk.
|Trial-Court Clerk Information Sheet||Word|
|Court Reporter Information Sheet|
Sample Certificates & Affidavits
Sample forms are available below for a certificate of conference (required for all civil motions), certificate of compliance (required on motions for temporary relief in original proceedings), and certificate of service (required on all documents unless an acknowledgment of service is provided). Sample forms for affidavits of indigence are also available below for use in civil cases.
|Certificate of Conference||Word|
|Certificate of Compliance||Word|
|Certificate of Service||Word|
|Certification of the Defendant's Right of Appeal|
|Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs or an Appeal Bond (English & Spanish)|