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Rule 1: Scope of Rules

(a) Scope. These Rules, as supplemented by the E-Rules specifically applicable to electronic filing for the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, govern practice and procedure in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (the Court), a court of national jurisdiction. The E-Rules are on our website at

(b) Effect on Court's Jurisdiction. Neither these Rules nor the E-Rules extend or limit the jurisdiction of the Court.

(c) Electronic Filing. Electronic filing is mandatory for all represented parties, absent a waiver from the Clerk of the Court (Clerk). Individuals who have registered to participate in electronic filing are called CM/ECF Users. Only upon Court approval may a self-represented party become a CM/ECF User. See E-Rules 2(e) and 3. Where applicable in these Rules, the corresponding E-Rule has been cited. For CM/ECF Users, if there is any conflict between these Rules and the E-Rules, the E-Rules apply.