Virginia Appellate Courts Electronic System (VACES)
Effective January 1, 2016: The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Virginia will begin accepting digital records from all tribunals. The records must comply with the Digital Appellate Record Standards promulgated by the appellate courts.
The Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia require the filing of electronic briefs and appendices in appeals granted, appeals of right and docketed original jurisdiction cases. The appellate courts also permit the filing of electronic records in all cases. The briefs, appendices, and records are filed by uploading these documents into VACES, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Guidelines and User's Manual.
- Supreme Court of Virginia
100 North Ninth Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-1315
Phone - (804) 786-2251
- Court of Appeals of Virginia
109 North Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2321
Phone - (804) 371-8428
Register to submit briefs and appendices (eBrief)
Registration is required to file briefs and appendices in appeals of right, granted appeals, and docketed original jurisdiction cases with the Supreme Court of Virginia or the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Digital appellate records may be submitted electronically by custodians of such records. Registration is required to submit appellate records electronically.
VACES Registered Users
- Guidelines for Submission of Electronic Briefs, Appendices, and Records and User’s/Administrator’s Manual for VACES
- Digital Appellate Records Standards
Terms and Conditions
When filing electronic briefs, appendices, and records in the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia, users will be prompted to accept the current terms and conditions of use prior to gaining access to VACES.
Applies to users of VACES and to information collected by VACES.