TANYON WATSON v. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT FOR AGING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES CARRIE GILBERT DARS DAVIAN MORRELL DARS DOUG JAMES DARS TERRY BERTSCH JULIE TRIPLETT VA

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

TANYON WATSON, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT FOR AGING & VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES; CARRIE GILBERT, DARS Counselor; DAVIAN MORRELL, DARS Counselor; DOUG JAMES, DARS Regional Director; TERRY BERTSCH; JULIE TRIPLETT, VA Disability Law Center Advocate, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 17-1194

Decided: April 04, 2017

Before TRAXLER and WYNN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Tanyon Watson, Appellant Pro Se. Pamela Brown Beckner, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia; Steven Michael Traubert, DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.

Tanyon Watson seeks to appeal the district court's order dismissing his civil action for lack of jurisdiction. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed.

Parties are accorded 30 days after the entry of the district court's final judgment or order to note an appeal, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A), unless the district court extends the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(6). “[T]he timely filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional requirement.” Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007).

The district court's order was entered on the docket on January 6, 2017. The notice of appeal was filed on February 9, 2017. Because Watson failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss the appeal. We deny Watson's motions to appoint counsel and to respond. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.

DISMISSED

PER CURIAM: