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Virginia Court of Appeals

Our services for Court of Appeals filings emphasize superior customer service and our commitment to quality and precision. We strive to keep the filing process simple and successful, and our goal is to provide our clients with whatever they need to perfect their appeal.  We review all documents to ensure compliance with the rules and - after consultation with the client - edit the document if necessary.  We typeset covers and can also prepare tables of contents and authorities.  We produce the necessary copies of your brief with proper binding, hand file the copies with the court, serve file-stamped on opposing counsel and to our client, and call our client to confirm successful filing.

Regarding the appendix, we provide assistance from designations of documents to the filing of the final copies.  We relieve you and your staff of the task of preparing the appendix, freeing you to concentrate on researching and writing your brief.  Once designations have been filed, we retrieve the documents for your appendix.  We then prepare and deliver proof copy to your office well in advance of your filing date.   On the day of filing, we deliver copies of the appendix to court along with your brief and serve copies on opposing counsel.

We accept COA brief filings via e-mail, disc, fax, or hard copy and can guarantee same day hand-filing if the brief is received before 3:00 p.m. on the day it is due.  At Lantagne, we are conscientious of approaching deadlines and work diligently to meet them accordingly.   

Our Appellate Filing Procedure Handbook for the COA is available for download on this web site, or we would be happy to mail, fax or email you a copy.  While it is always our suggestion to review the actual rules of the court, our handbook was designed to be a valuable quick reference tool through the appellate process.

The following documents are in pdf format. To view them or print them, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have it, this program can be downloaded free from Adobe.


Court of Appeals of VA Appellate Filing Handbook
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Balancing Scales
801 East Main Street, Suite 100
Post Office Box 2472
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2472

(804) 644-0477 or (800) 847-0477

(804) 644-3336