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NextGen Information

Published on: March 22, 2017, 3:43 pm

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will upgrade its CM/ECF system to the Next Generation of CM/ECF ("NextGen") in May 2017. The process will begin on Friday, May 12 at noon MDT and will be completed by Monday, May 15 at 7:00 a.m. MDT. CM/ECF will not be available during that time. Documentation will be posted on this page regarding the court's upgrade and what attorneys need to do to prepare for filing in NextGen.

Firefox Browser Compatibility Issue

Published on: February 27, 2017, 10:17 am

As of March 7, 2017, updated Firefox browsers may not work with the appellate CM/ECF site. Please use Internet Explorer or install the Firefox ESR 32-bit version. Instructions for installing the ESR 32-bit version (and the link to it) are in the document attached below.

Downloads and Resources

2016 FRAP and Local Rules (as amended May 9, 2016)

The 2016 Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Tenth Circuit Local Rules have been posted. Please note there are no Fed. R. App. P. changes this year. The revised and updated local rules take effect January 1, 2016.

2017 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2017 FRAP and Local Rules.

Important changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect December 1, 2016. For additional information and to see a copy and redlined version of both the Fed. R. App. P. and the local rules please see the links below.

2018 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

Access Coordinator Information

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Updated December 1, 2016

Attorney Admissions Form

Briefing and Appendix Checklist

Calendar Acknowledgement Form

CM/ECF Attorney FAQ

CM/ECF General Information

CM/ECF User's Manual

Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Updated February 2017

Dealing With Sealed Materials in ECF

Docketing Statement

Updated January 1, 2016

Documents and Instructions for Cases Scheduled for Oral Argument

This file includes the following documents and forms:

  • FAQ - Oral Arguments
  • Access Coordinator Information
  • TIPS - Video Conferencing
  • Calendar Acknowledgement Form
  • Custody Status
  • Form Entry of Appearance Form

Updated January 2017

ECF Court Info Page

ECF Login (Attorney Filing)

ECF Registration Step by Step

Fee Schedule Changes Effective December 1, 2016

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General Order 2: Guidelines for Resolving Scheduling Conflicts with Oklahoma Courts

Filed May 21, 1998

General Order 4: Tenth Circuit Rule 33 Confidentiality Requirements

Filed April 17, 2002

How to File a Brief (Video)

How to File a Motion (Video)

How to File a Petition for Review

Please note that the filing fee for a petition for review was changed to $500 as of December 1, 2013.  The attached guidelines show the filing fee to be $450.

How to File an Entry of Appearance (Video)

How to Login to ECF (Video)

How To Register for ECF (Video)

How to Submit Your Bar Application Using ECF (Video)

Initial Appeal Documents and Instructions

This file includes the following forms:

  • Docketing Statement
  • Docketing Statement Instructions
  • Entry of Appearance
  • Transcript Order Form
  • FAQ

Updated December 1, 2016

Local Rule Change to 10th Circuit Rule 34.1(A)(3)

The court has approved changes to local rule 34.1(A)(3) regarding when and in what form motions to postpone oral argument must be submitted. The changes take effect May 9, 2016, and will apply to calendars held after that date. Please see the memo attached here for additional information.

New Appeal Letter/Information for Counsel

New Appeal Letter/Information for Pro Se Appellants

PACER Case Locator


PACER Fee Schedule

PACER Help and Support


PACER Registration

PACER Training and Tutorials

Practitioner's Guide

Tenth Circuit Practitioner's Guide

Pro Se Combined Brief and App. for Certificate of Appealability

Pro Se Frequently Asked Questions

Register Now for ECF

Register Now for PACER

Request a Certificate of Good Standing using ECF

Rules Governing Complaints of Judicial Misconduct and Disability

Submitting F.R.A.P. 5 Petitions Via ECF

Submitting Petition Payments Via ECF

Submitting Petitions with Payments Via ECF

Submitting Your Bar Application Using CM/ECF

TIPS - Video Conference

What is a Hearing Loop?

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