Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Court's Website/Home Page
- Important news and information is also posted on the home page
- Clerk's Office
- Court Holidays
- Informs the public of federal holidays
- Effective April 1, 2013, counsel are required to file documents electronically using the CM/ECF Document Filing System
- Counsel must also file seven paper copies of a brief, using one of the methods outlined in Fed. R. App. P. 25(a)(2)(B) (11th Cir. R. 31-3)
- E-Filing Procedures
Guide to Electronic Filing
- Instructions for the electronic filing of documents
- Effective April 1, 2014, appendices also must be filed electronically, as well as in paper.
- Attorney Forms and Information
- Provides links to appearance of counsel form, civil appeal statement, application for admission to the Bar, and other forms for attorneys.
- Extensions of Time: 11th Cir. R. 31-2 Briefs and Appendices - Motions to Extend Time
- A first request for fourteen days or less may be made by telephone or in writing, and may be granted by the clerk.
- A first request for more than fourteen days must be made by written motion. The motion must be filed at least seven days in advance of the due date.
- Second requests for extension of time are disfavored and rarely granted.
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, 11th Circuit Rules, and IOP
- Provides links to current rules, proposed and past revisions, and general orders of the Eleventh Circuit
- All civil appeals are eligible for appellate mediation. If eligible, participation in the mediation program is mandatory.
- Circuit mediators are available through the Kinnard Mediation Center (KMC). Private mediators may be substituted upon the agreement of all parties and at their expense.
- Appeals may be assigned to KMC by the clerk's office or an oral argument panel; alternatively, counsel may confidentially request mediation.
- Typically, the circuit mediator has the authority to adjust the briefing schedule.
- Oral Arguments
- Includes links to published and unpublished opinions
- Judges of the Court
- Biographical information for active and senior judges
- History of the Court
- Maintained by The Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
- Pattern Jury Instructions
- Briefing and Filing Instructions and Helpful Checklists
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