Order Repealing Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 78A from the Supreme Court of Texas

No More Civil Case Information Sheets:

1. By orders dated May 3, 2010 (Misc. Docket No. 10-9062) and August 16, 2010 (Misc. Docket No. 10-9133), the Supreme Court of Texas adopted Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 78a, requiring the filing of a civil case information sheet with pleadings that initiate a new lawsuit, and Appendix A to the rules, which is a form for the civil case information sheet. Appendix A was subsequently revised by order dated February 12, 2013 (Misc. Docket No. 13-9022).
2. Because the information required by the civil case information sheet is now recorded in the electronic filing system, filing a civil case information sheet is no longer necessary. Accordingly, Rule 78a and Appendix A are repealed, effective immediately.
3. The Clerk is directed to:
a. file a copy of this order with the Secretary of State;
b. cause a copy of this order to be mailed to each registered member of the State Bar of Texas by publication in the Texas Bar Journal;
c. send a copy of this order to each elected member of the Legislature; and
d. submit a copy of the order for publication in the Texas Register.

Dated December 11, 2018.