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Internal Operating Procedures Preamble

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Internal Operating Procedures


Preamble


The Court was created by an Act of Congress on November 18, 1988.  A portion of that Act, 38 U.S.C. § 7264, provides: "The proceedings of the  Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims shall be conducted in accordance with such rules of practice and procedure as the Court prescribes."


These IOPs are promulgated pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 7264, which provides: "The proceedings of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims shall be conducted in accordance with such rules of practice and procedure as the Court prescribes."


These IOPs are separate from and in addition to the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure and are adopted and promulgated for informational purposes and internal instruction and guidance. Nothing in these IOPs confers any rights or obligations upon parties or individuals, or the Judges, the Clerk of the Court, the judicial law clerks, or the staff of the Court, except where mandated by statute or by a judicial decision binding upon the Court.


The Board of Judges may modify these IOPs at any time and, for good cause, the Chief Judge may extend any time period established herein.


  • Adopted by the Board of Judges January 9, 1992
    Changed September 10, 1992
    Revised October 5, 1994
    Changed October 25, 1995
    Revised June 2, 1997
    Changed September 24, 1999
    Changed November 10, 1999
    Changed November 6, 2000
    Changed December 18, 2000
    Changed May 29, 2002
    Changed February 14, 2003
    Changed May 25, 2004
    Changed August 1, 2011
    Changed July 6, 2012
    Changed November 30, 2012
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