First Court of Appeals
The most common problems with civil filings are:
No $10 motion filing fee, $15 motion for rehearing or motion for en banc reconsideration filing fee, or timely affidavit of indigence. Tex. R. App. P. 5; Fees Civ. Cases B(1), (3).
No $125 original–proceeding filing fee or timely affidavit of indigence. Tex. R. App. P. 5; Fees Civ. Cases B(1).
No certificate of conference on motion (in original proceeding, do not confer with respondent judge). Tex. R. App. P. 10.1(a)(5). However, motion for rehearing and motion for en banc reconsideration do not need certificate of conference. Tex. R. App. P. 10.1(a)(5), 49.12.
No proof of service or inadequate certificate of service, including service on respondent in original proceeding and service of record in original proceeding. Tex. R. App. P. 9.5(d), (e), 52.7(c).
No certificate of compliance on motion for temporary relief in original proceeding. Tex. R. App. P. 52.10(a). This certificate is in addition to certificate of conference.
No signature on document or required certificates. Tex. R. App. P. 9.1.
Document filed in a parental-rights termination case or juvenile court case does not use alias name. Tex. R. App. P. 9.8.
Attorney on document is not State Bar of Texas member and has not received permission from this Court to participate in case. Tex. R. App. P. 9.1(a); R. Governing Admission to Tex. Bar XIX; see Tex. Gov't Code § 82.0361.