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Rule 402. Trial Docket


Each cause carried to the Court of Civil Appeals, either by appeal or by writ of error, shall be docketed in the order received upon the trial docket. Before the attorney has filed his brief he may notify the clerk in writing of the fact that he represents a named party to the appeal, which fact shall be by the clerk noted upon the trial docket, opposite the name of the party for whom he appears and shall be regarded by the court as having whatever effect is given to the appearance or a party to a case without brief filed. After briefs have been filed, the name of the attorney or attorneys signed to the brief shall be entered by the clerk on the trial docket, opposite the name of the appropriate party if such names have not already been so entered. The court will not enter upon the docket the names of attorneys in a case, but counsel desiring their names entered shall see that it is done under the provisions of this rule.

Source: Arts. 1845 and 1846, Texas Rules 16, 17, and 18 (for Courts of Civil Appeals).

Change: Allowing appearance by written notice before brief is filed.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984

Repealed by order of April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986.