Rule 1: Filing Fees for Answer to Appeal and Motion for Extension of Time

A filing fee in the amount of seventy-three dollars and fifty cents ($73.50) shall be paid in connection with the filing in this court of an answer to an appeal. A filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid in connection with the filing of a motion for an extension of time.
Amended effective July 1, 2014.

Rule 2: Fee for Copies of Opinions or Parts of the Record

The fee for copies of opinions or parts of the record made by the clerk shall be two dollars ($2.00) per page.
Adopted effective July 1, 1991. Amended effective Oct. 16, 2001; July 1, 2006.

Rule 3: Deposit for Costs of Mailing

In every civil appeal the clerk of the trial court shall collect and forward to the clerk of the court of appeal, in addition to the filing fee for the appeal, the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) to defray the cost of mailing notices by the court of appeal.
Adopted effective July 1, 1991.

Rule 4: Untimely Briefs; Sanctions

In addition to any other sanctions imposed by court rules for untimely briefs, in every civil case when the appellant's or appellee's brief is not filed by the date the brief is due, a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) shall be imposed and shall be paid prior to the filing of the brief.
Adopted effective Jan. 1, 1992.

Rule 5: Length of Time

The parties shall be allowed a period of time not to exceed 30 minutes, divided equally between opposing parties, unless additional time is allowed by the court for sound reason, or the court deems additional time is needed for proper presentation of the case. Counsel is not required to use all of the allotted time. The time for argument may be shortened in the discretion of the court. When there is a conflict of interests between appellants or between appellees, the court will decide upon the apportionment of the time allowed them for argument, unless they agree upon the apportionment.
Adopted Oct. 17, 1995, effective Jan. 1, 1996.

Rule 6-1: Criminal Pro Se Briefing Notice

In all criminal appeals, counsel for the defendant shall complete the pro se briefing notice (Appendix A) issued by this office and attached to the notice of lodging and briefing order. Counsel shall attach the original completed pro se briefing form to a copy of the brief to be filed with this court and mail the notice and copy of the brief to the defendant. The date of notice and mailing to the defendant shall not be later than the date the brief is filed with this court.

A copy of the completed form shall also be attached to counsel’s brief and submitted to this court for filing within the briefing delays established by the clerk of court. Any brief submitted by counsel will be rejected by the clerk of court if a copy of the form is not attached to the brief at the time of its submission to this court or if the form is incomplete.
Adopted Jan. 20, 2009, effective Feb. 1, 2009.


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Rule 6-2: Criminal Certificate of Service-Defense and Pro Se Briefs

All criminal defense briefs filed with this court shall contain a Certificate of Service, properly setting forth service has been made upon opposing counsel and the defendant showing how and when such service was accomplished.

All pro se filings with this court shall contain a Certificate of Service indicating that service has been made on current counsel of record for the defendant, if any, and counsel for the State showing how and when such service was accomplished.

Any filings submitted without the proper Certificate of Service may be rejected by the clerk of court and returned to the filing party.
Adopted Jan. 20, 2009, effective Feb. 1, 2009.

Rule 7: Electronic Document Filing and Notification

Electronic Filing. Qualified counsel shall be permitted to file documents with the Court by using the Court's electronic filing system. Counsel must agree to the terms of use and comply with the instructions of the Court's eFiling system. Counsel must also comply with all Rules of the Court except as modified by the electronic filing system terms of use or instructions.

Waiver of Service by Mail. Registration with this Court's Electronic Court System constitutes (1) waiver of the right to receive notice by first-class mail and the right to service by first-class mail or personal service and (2) consent to receive notice electronically and consent to electronic service. Waiver of service and notice by first-class or certified mail applies, but is not limited, to docketing information, orders, abandonment letters and writ grant decisions.
Effective April 24, 2014

Rule 7-1: Fee for Electronic Filing

Convenience Fee. A convenience fee of $35.00 will be imposed for each document or pleading which is electronically filed.
Effective May 1, 2015

Rule 8: Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signatures. The judges of this Court are authorized to use electronic signatures on all court documents in accordance with law.
Effective May 1, 2015