Fourth Court of Appeals

Court Preferences 
  • The court prefers that citations to the record and citations to supporting authorities be included in the body of briefs and not placed in footnotes.
  • Preference Regarding the Inclusion of Texas Cases in Appendices: The court prefers that appendices to briefs not contain copies of all Texas cases cited in the brief; however, this preference should not be read as discouraging the inclusion of copies of seminal or key cases.
  • The court will strike any brief that fails to use an alias to identify a minor in violation of TEX. R. APP. P. 9.8 or that fails to redact a minor’s name in violation of TEX. R. APP. P 9.9 or 9.10.  In addition, a majority of the court prefers adult victims of sexual assault to be identified by an alias in briefs.