Court of Criminal Appeals

Rules & Procedures 

Emergency Filings

Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure - Please find this document on the Rules and Standards page

Approval of Technology Standards, Version 4.0, Set By The Judicial Committee On Information Technology

MISC DOCKET 17-004  Approval of Technology Standards, Version 4.0, Set By The Judicial Committee On Information Technology
(Effective February 15, 2017).

Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 33.1

MISC DOCKET 17-003 Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 33.1
(Effective July 1, 2017).

Order Adopting Amendments to Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases

MISC DOCKET 17-002 Order Adopting Amendments to Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases
(Effective May 1, 2017).

Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.4, 72.2, and 73.7

MISC DOCKET 17-001 Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.4, 72.2, and 73.7
(Effective February 1, 2017).

Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.5 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology

MISC DOCKET 16-004 and MISC DOCKET 16-9144 Order Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.5 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology. (Effective September 26, 2016).

Order Mandating Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases

MISC DOCKET 16-003 Order Mandating Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases
(Effective June 30, 2016).

Hearing on Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases, April 5, 2016

Hearing on Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Courtroom [Audio only]

Final Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.0 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology

MISC DOCKET 16-002 and MISC DOCKET 16-9035 Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.0 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology (Effective March 22, 2016).

Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 73.4 and 79.2 and Texas Rule of Evidence 615

MISC DOCKET 16-001 and MISC DOCKET 16-9012 Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Procedure 73.4 and 79.2 and Texas Rule of Evidence 615 73.4 Filing and Transmission of Habeas Record, 79.2 Contents and Texas Rules of Evidence Rule 615, Producing a Witness's Statement in Criminal Cases
(Effective January 1, 2016). This rule supersedes Misc Docket 15-006.

Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.10

MISC DOCKET 15-005 Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rule of Procedure 9.10 Privacy Protection for Documents Filed in Criminal Cases
(Effective November 1, 2015)

Final Approval of Technology Standards

MISC DOCKET 15-003 Final Approval of Technology Standards, version 2.5, set by the Judicial Committee on Information Technology
(Effective November 1, 2015)

Final Approval of Amendments to Texas Rules of Evidence

MISC DOCKETT 15-001 Final Approval of Amendments to Texas Rules of Evidence

Language Access Plan And Order

MISC DOCKET 14-002 Order approving Court of Criminal Appeals' Language Access Plan.
(Effective June 1, 2014)

Order Requiring Copies

MISC DOCKET 13-004 Order requiring copies pursuant to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.3(b)(2)

Order Adopting Amendments to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure

MISC DOCKET 13-003 Final Approval of Amendments to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 6, 9, 37, 48, 68, 70, 71, and 73, Appendix C, Appendix F: Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus and Appendix G; Appendix E: Order Directing the Form of the Appellate Record in Criminal Cases and Appendix H: Order Regarding Court of Appeals Clerk Preparing Record to send to the Court of Criminal Appeals is repealed.
(Effective January 1, 2014)

MISC DOCKET 11-003 Procedures in Death Penalty Cases Involving Requests for Stay of Execution and Related Filings in Texas State Trial Courts and the Court of Criminal Appeals.
(Effective June 30, 2011). This rule supersedes Misc Docket 08-101.

Guide for Filing in the Court of Criminal Appeals 

11.071 Approved Attorney List

Judicial & Court Personnel Training Fund

Court Reporter's Order and Manual (Approved by Supreme Court: May 25, 2010 & Amended by Supreme Court: June 28, 2010)

Order Adopting the Uniform Format Manual for the Texas Court Reporters and Amending Court of Criminal Appeals Order Directing the Form of the Appellate Record in Criminal Cases

Court Reporter's Manual

Appellate Conduct