As of February 15, 2010, every significant filing in the Texas Supreme Court must be accompanied by a PDF version that meets the Court’s specifications. You can read the Texas Supreme Court’s order on electronic briefing.
I gave an initial reaction to the shift toward e-briefs in this post from December 2009.
How To Actually Make an E-Brief
I’ve put together a guide about how to make electronic briefs that satisfy the Texas Supreme Court rules. The guide also explains how you can use Adobe’s internal navigation features to make your briefs even more helpful to the Court.
More Tips and Best Practices
On June 4, 2010, I spoke with Blake Hawthorne at the UT Advanced State and Federal Appeals CLE about some recent changes in electronic briefing rules and what they mean for appellate advocacy.