Second Court of Appeals
Attorneys are required to file documents (except a document submitted under seal or subject to a motion to seal) with the Court through the eFileTexas.gov electronic filing system.
Visit eFileTexas.gov and select a service provider to get started with the electronic filing process.
Please read the rules for electronic filing in the appellate courts and in civil cases in the trial courts.
The court also asks that filers redact or use aliases to refer to the names of other parties by whom a minor might be identified, such as family members or foster parents, the name of any person who is the subject of an expunction appeal, and the names of complainants and witnesses in criminal appeals.
Filing to an existing case:
If you are trying to add a filing into an existing case, but that case doesn't appear when you search make sure you have entered the complete case number with all the zeroes, dashes, and spaces. For other potential solutions and more detailed information contact your Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP).
See specific requirements and guidelines at our Redaction/Posting of Documents page.
Documents to be Publicly Posted
Beginning with most appeals filed on or after September 25, 2014, the court will post briefs and other documents filed by parties, except for docketing statements, to its website. Certain other exceptions will apply. See the exceptions list A party may file a motion requesting that, for good cause, the court decline to post briefs and documents in a particular case, or that the court post briefs and documents in a case. It is a party's responsibility to redact sensitive data (as defined in rules 9.9 and 9.10 of the rules of appellate procedure) from all briefs and other filings. The court will require a brief or other filing to be amended and resubmitted if it discovers unredacted sensitive data or other information that is protected by law.
- How to Create a PDF (Video)
- Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Briefs 2014 (Adobe Acrobat 8, 9, X)
- Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Briefs 2019 (Adobe Acrobat Pro DC)
- Using Adobe to Create Appellate Briefs (Video)
- Supreme Court's Redaction Guidelines
- State Bar Tips and Tricks for Appellate eFiling
- Statewide eFiling Rules