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Checklist For Filing Briefs Form. This is a Rhode Island form and can be use in Supreme Court Statewide.
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CLERK'S OFFICE RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT CHECKLIST FOR FILING BRIEFS ART. I, RULES 16 AND 17 Case Name: Please check appropriate box Appellant/Petitioner's Brief Filed within for forty (40) days of pre-briefing order Fifty (50) pages or less* Appellee/ Respondent's Response Brief Filed within for forty (40) days from Appellant/Petitioner's Brief Fifty (50) pages or less* Case Number: __________ Clerk's Office Use Only Accept Reject Reviewing Clerk _____________ Appellant/Petitioner's Reply Brief Date _____/______/_________ Filed within twenty (20) days of Appellee/Respondent's Brief Twenty Five (25) pages or less* * Briefs filed in excess of the maximum limit require a motion in advance of filing. General Requirements The following requirements apply to all briefs filed with the Supreme Court. Cover Art. I, Rule 16 Color Appellant Blue Appellee Red Reply Brief Grey Amicus/Intervenor Green Appendix - White Court Name and Case Number. Case Title. Nature of Proceedings in Supreme Court (e.g., Appeal; Petition for Review). Name of Court, Agency, or Board Below and Lower Court Case Number. Title of Document (e.g., Brief for Appellant, Appendix). Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address of Attorney Filing Brief. Brief Contents and Format Art. I, Rules 16 Original plus Nine (9) Copies. Table of Contents with Page Citations. Index/Table of Authorities - Alphabetically by category (i.e., U.S. Supreme Court, other federal authorities, Rhode Island cases) with page citations. Statement of facts and prior proceedings with page citations to the record. Errors claimed and specific questions raised, duly numbered. Concise statement of applicable standard of review. Body of Brief: 12 Point Times New Roman Font Double Spaced Footnotes: 12 Point Times New Roman Font Single Spaced Bound on the left side. Appendix Art. I, Rule 17 Original plus Five (5) Copies. Table of Contents with page citations to record. Docket entries of proceedings below. Relevant portions of pleadings, charges, findings, or opinions. Judgment, order, decision, or ruling in question. Any portion of record, including transcription, to which the parties wish to direct the Court's attention. Separately numbered pages. Tabs or colored paper separating discrete sections. If portions of transcripts are included: Copy of cover sheet of transcript volume Index of witness names Filed on behalf of Attorney Name: Attorney Signature: Attorney Registration No.: ________________________ Date: ___________ Email: _________________________ American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Supreme-4 (revised March 2011)