Calling Richmond, Virginia home, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals hears appeals from the nine federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and from federal administrative agencies.
This Court prefers a Joint Appendix, wherein the parties agree to the contents of an appendix. It is the appellant’s duty to provide the appellee with a list of documents it intends to include in the appendix within 14 days of the record being filed. The appellee then has 14 days in which to supplement the list. Because this process could take 28 days, it is recommended that the appellant initiate the discussions early on to ensure the appendix contents are finalized with sufficient time in advance of briefing. Should the parties be unable to reach an agreement, a Deferred Appendix may be filed by stipulation or with a court order.
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