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Assistance for Unrepresented Parties

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On September 24, 2020, the Clerk's Office issued the following temporary, implementation procedures to assist unrepresented filers in transitioning to electronic filing: Notice Regarding Implementation of Electronic Filing for Unrepresented Parties.

The Guide for Unrepresented Parties is provided by the Clerk’s Office for the convenience of unrepresented (pro se) parties for reference and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  Unrepresented parties remain responsible for independently reviewing and complying with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Federal Circuit Rules.

To assist unrepresented parties, sections of the Guide explaining each stage of an appeal are also available as individual documents.

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