Last Update: 9/13/05 (Transmittal I-4-15)

Division 4 of HALLEX Volume I contains the guiding principles and procedures for the Office of Appellate Operations (OAO). The chapters in Division 4 generally correspond to the sequence of events in the processing of cases in which a civil action has been filed. For example, new court cases are discussed in chapter I-4-1., supplemental reviews in chapter I-4-2., remands in chapter I-4-3., processing of appeals on Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decisions issued following a court remand in chapter I-4-4., etc. In addition, there are separate chapters on class actions (chapter I-4-6.) and actions which may occur at any point in processing a court case (chapter I-4-7.).

Within each chapter, information is presented chronologically, with procedures for commonly occurring situations preceding procedures for situations less frequently encountered. Procedures for clerical, technical, and professional staff members are not separated, but rather appear in the order they would usually be performed.

Please bring any problems which you encounter with any Division 4 instructions to the attention of your branch chief (BC), technical assistant (TA), or operations supervisor (OS).