Fourth Court of Appeals
- 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.
- Preferences for Citations to Documents Filed in Original Proceedings: The court prefers that documents in any appendix and, if possible documents in the mandamus record, be bookmarked and hyperlinked. The court prefers that citations to documents in an appendix or to documents in the record be to the electronic page number of the PDF. If the mandamus record is more than one volume, the court prefers that each citation be to the volume number and electronic page number of the PDF.