Current Practices of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals

Topic 5. Issuance of Opinions

The First Court of Appeals

Opinions are generally issued by the court on Thursdays.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Opinions are issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of emergency matters, including original proceedings.



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. 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.