Filing Briefs with the Court of Special Appeals Prior to January 1, 2016
1. Filing of briefs (unless otherwise ordered by the Court):
b. Appellee's brief due 30 days after the filing of the appellant's brief.
c. Appellant's reply brief due within 20 days after the filing of the appellee's brief but in any event not later than 10 days before the date of argument.
d. File 15 copies of each brief and, if filed as a separate volume, 10 copies of any record extract. (For MDEC cases, see # 5 below).
2. Covers of briefs:
b. Appellee's brief - green
c. Reply brief - red
d. Amicus curiae brief - gray
3. Fonts - Commercial and Computer:
Bookman Old Style
| CG Times
Footlight MT Light
Times New Roman
4. Length of briefs (see Rule 8-112):
a. Appellant and Appellee briefs - 35 pages
b. Reply brief - 15 pages
This is a brief summary of the rules regarding the filing of briefs. Please refer to Chapter 500 of Title 8 of the Maryland Rules for complete information on the style, formatting and filing of briefs in the Court of Special Appeals.