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Rules And Requirements

All litigants in this Court must follow the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) and the Third Circuit Local Appellate Rules (3rd Cir. LAR).  In addition, the Third Circuit Internal Operating Procedures (IOP) apply to all cases.

Court staff may assist you with procedural questions, however, they can not discuss the merits of your case with you, nor give you substantive legal advice.  If you have a question about court procedures, you may call the Clerk’s Office during business hours.

NOTE:  While some of the relevant rules are summarized in this document and in information sent by the Clerk's Office, it is the actual language of the rule that guides this Court's decisions.  The Federal Rules are available in most law libraries.