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2020 FRAP and Local Rules

Changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect December 1, 2019, and changes to the 10th Circuit local rules take effect January 1, 2020. 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.

Appeal Requirements

Updated January 1, 2020

Briefing and Appendix Checklist

Updated January 1, 2020

CM/ECF Attorney FAQ

Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Updated February 2018

Dealing With Sealed Materials in ECF

Designation of Record-Counsel (Criminal Appeals)

Docketing Statement

Updated December 31, 2019

Docketing Statement Instructions

Updated January 1, 2019

ECF Login (Attorney Filing)

ECF Registration Step by Step

Entry of Appearance

Updated on December 31, 2019

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 31, 2019

New Appeal Letter/Information for Counsel

New Appeal Letter/Information for Pro Se Appellants

NextGen ECF Hints and Tips


Practitioner's Guide

Tenth Circuit Practitioner's Guide

Previous versions of the FRAP and Local Rules

Pro Se Combined Brief and App. for Certificate of Appealability

Pro Se Frequently Asked Questions

Register Now for ECF

Register Now for PACER

Successive 2244 Form (for section 2254 habeas cases)

The 2021 Proposed 10th Circuit Rules Have Been Posted for Public Comment

The proposed 2021 Tenth Circuit Local Rules have been posted for public comment. From September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 the court invites comment and feedback from all interested parties. Comments should be forwarded to For additional information and to see a copy of an explanatory memo and both the blackline and redlined versions of the rules please see the links provided below.

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