Often clients will ask me whether they should attend an oral argument.  I usually tell clients that it’s not expected and may even be distracting to the court and the lawyers, but I never tell clients that they simply cannot attend oral argument. 

An appellate colleague, Andy Korn, recently sent me a discussion of

Beginning this Wednesday, August 29, 2012, the Dallas Court of Appeals’s website begins a 9-week transition to a TAMES website. 

The Court’s notice may be viewed here.  The 2 main issues to be aware of are that (1) case information for cases filed after 2007 will not be available on-line until the information is uploaded

The Fort Worth Court of Appeals will begin accepting electronically-filed documents in appeals and original proceedings through the texas.gov portal on Monday, August 6, 2012.  Electronic filing is voluntary at this time.  The court previously adopted local rules addressing electronic filing.  In addition, further information about e-filing may be found on the court’s website.