Civil Appellate Law

Civil Appellate Law consists of legal disputes brought to a civil appellate court either by appeal of a final judgment or by appealable interlocutory order or by an original proceeding in the appellate court.  Civil Appellate Law also includes preparation and presentation of the court’s charge and of post-trial and other dispositive motions in the trial court.  

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Board Certified Difference - Civil Appellate Law

Why choose a lawyer Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law? Qualifications include:

  • Practice law fulltime for at least 5 years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas;
  • At least 3 years of Civil Appellate Law experience, with a yearly minimum of 25% substantial involvement in procedure and substantive law as related to appellate proceedings;
  • Handled at least 12 Civil Appellate cases that meet substantive requirements;
  • Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area;
  • Complete 60 hours of TBLS approved continuing legal education in Civil Appellate Law;
  • Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
  • Pass a comprehensive 6-hour examination in Civil Appellate Law.  Click here to review the Exam Specifications.
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