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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Prettyman U.S. Courthouse

333 Constitution Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 216-7000

United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

  • Established Feb 9, 1893
  • Chief Judge Garland
  • Active Judges 11
  • Senior Judges 7 Active
  • Circuit Justice Roberts

Circuit Judges

  • Merrick B. Garland
  • Karen LeCraft Henderson
  • Judith W. Rogers
  • David S. Tatel
  • Thomas B. Griffith
  • Brett M. Kavanaugh
  • Sri Srinivasan
  • Patricia A. Millett
  • Cornelia T.L. Pillard
  • Robert L. Wilkins
  • Gregory G. Katsas
  • Harry T. Edwards
  • Laurence H. Silberman
  • Stephen F. Williams
  • Douglas H. Ginsburg
  • David B. Sentelle
  • Raymond Randolph

Printing and Filing in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Located in Washington, DC, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals hears federal cases that arise from the DC district courts of the District of Columbia. The DC Circuit has strict standards for the printing and filing of appellate briefs, and these standards differ from those of the other federal circuits. The starting point for a filling is, as always, the federal rules of Appellate Procedure. From there, the rules are modified by the local rules of the DC Circuit.

In addition to the Federal Rules, these are some D.C. Circuit Local Rules:
  • Eight copies of each brief must be submitted along with one service copies to each party.
  • Seven copies of each appendix volume must be submitted with one service copy to each party.
  • The D.C. Certificate requires a specific certificate after the cover, a statements of the rulings under review, and indication if there are related cases.
  • The table of authorities should place an asterisk next to the most important authorities on which the brief relies.
  • All abbreviations must be explained in a glossary placed after the table of authorities.
  • There are numerous other requirements on the contents, and section order of the brief.

Telephone Number

(888) 557-2152
(617) 505-1088


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