First Court of Appeals in Houston Pro Bono Program
The program finds volunteer lawyers to screen and represent pro bono clients in the First Court of Appeals. Through this Program, volunteer lawyers obtain greater appellate experience in, and exposure to, the First Court of Appeals. The Court has indicated that it will give special consideration to hearing oral argument in cases accepted through the Program. A description of this Program is found in the Pro Bono Program Pamphlet.
The Civil Appeals Pamphlet for the Pro Bono Project may help you navigate through the appellate process in the First Court of Appeals. Of course, you should always consult the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, and we have a number of appellate resource links in left side menu bar under 'Appellate Research Links'.
The following forms may assist you in handling a case in the First Court of Appeals: