Current Practices of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals

Editor Beth Crawford, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.



Topic 2. Do the Courts use both Westlaw and Lexis?
Do the Courts prefer citations to one over the other in briefing submitted to the Courts?


The First Court of Appeals


The Court has both Lexis and Westlaw; online citations to either are appropriate.


The Fourteenth Court of Appeals


Citations to either Westlaw or Lexis are acceptable.


Next month’s topic: Staffing Structure – Staff and Briefing Attorneys


This regularly-appearing column will answer your questions about current practices in the internal operating procedures at the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals. Please submit your questions that would benefit the entire Section.

In most cases, this column will address one question per month. The responses from the Courts relate to their “current” practices. Both Courts continually make changes to address new concerns and experiment with new procedures to improve the operations of the Courts and increase effectiveness and efficiency. The Courts may decline to answer those questions that implicate the confidentiality of the Courts’ inner workings.

This column would not be possible without the willingness of the Courts to participate and answer questions. My very special ongoing thanks to the Chief Staff Attorneys from the First and the Fourteenth, Janet Williams and Nina Indelicato, and to both Courts generally.