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First we provide you with any assistance and expertise that you need in preparing your original document. Then we take it from there and do ALL the rest. From printing, copying and mailing to delivery to the Clerk's Office.



CT Appellate/Supreme Courts Rules and Document Set-up:*

New Appellate/Supreme Court Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective September 1, 2001

Capital letters are used for new language


Sec. 67-2. Format; Copies

ONLY THE FOLLOWING TWO TYPEFACES, OF 12 POINT OR LARGER SIZE, ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN BRIEFS: ARIAL, AND UNIVERS.

The covers of briefs and separately bound appendices shall be displayed in THE UPPER CASE OF AN ARIAL OR UNIVERS TYPEFACE OF 12 POINT OR LARGER SIZE.



A CERTIFICATE SHALL BE ATTACHED TO THE SIGNED, ORIGINAL BRIEF INDICATING THAT THE BRIEF COMPLIES WITH ALL THE NEW PROVISIONS OF THIS RULE.


Suggested wording as follows:

CERTIFICATION


The undersigned attorney hereby certifies that this brief complies with all provisions of Connecticut Rule of Appellate Procedure 67-2.


This certification should appear at the end of the brief, following the conclusion and the standard signature block.



NOTICE

Even though it is not in the rule, the Clerk’s office says you may include your e-mail address on the cover of your brief.

For inquiries or questions on matters for the Clerk’s office you may use their e-mail site as follows: chief.clerk@connapp.state.ct.us


To Format: Typesize & Typeface: Briefs must be done in ARIAL or UNIVERS typeface, 12 point (or larger). Covers of briefs and separately bound appendices in UPPER CASE of ARIAL or UNIVERS, 12 point or larger.
Margins: 1-1/4" on left; 1/2" on right; 1" top & bottom
Text: Must be double spaced, except for footnotes and indented quotes.
Footnotes: Must be same point size as text, no smaller, single spaced

Contents: Table of Contents
Table of Authorities
Statement of Issues
Nature of Proceedings/Statement of Facts
Argument
Conclusion - must be signed (original signature)
Signature Certification: Date of mailing (filing date)
A certification shall be attached to signed original brief indicating that Brief complies with all the new provisions of Rule 67-2.
Name/Address/Phone and Fax of all parties served, as well as the Name and Court address of the ruling judge (trial court)

If brief has an appendix it must state so on the front cover
(Ex.) Brief of Appellee with Attached Appendix

If Appendix has less than 100 pages, it can be attached. If more than 50 pages, it must be double sided. If appendix has more than 100 pages, it must be a separate document, also double-sided.

Covers: Briefs and separately bound appendix must bear on cover:
1. Name of Court
2. Docket Number
3. Name of Case (as it appears on the Judgment File)
4. Nature of Brief (i.e. Brief of Defendant-Appellant)
5. Name/Address/Phone/Fax of Law Firm or Attorney
6. Name of Arguing Attorney (To be Argued By…) and phone/fax of arguing attorney if different from firm listing.

Cover Color:
Appellant - Blue (35-page limit)
Appellee - Pink (35-page limit)
Reply - White (15-page limit)
Amicus - Green (10-page limit)

Separate appendix takes same color cover as brief
No colored back covers are allowed, but white back cover is acceptable.

Number of Copies: Appellate court gets 15, opposing counsel/parties served get one each (including the ruling judge)

Supreme Court gets 25, one for opposing counsel, etc.

Transcript: If attorney who is filing the brief has requested transcript, then he/she is responsible for filing the requested transcript with the Court.

Usually the first party to file a brief (appellant) files the transcript. If required, transcript must be there at the Court when brief is filed.

*Rules are subject to changes by the court at any time. We will endeavor to keep this page as updated as possible. However, please call us to double check, if you have any questions or concerns.

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