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Court of Appeals Issues Standing Order Regarding Paper Copies of Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, all parties shall file five paper copies of their briefs in appeals pending before this Court of Appeals. One paper copy shall be unbound and four paper copies shall be bound. 

All copies of briefs shall comply with Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 132.01. Briefs filed electronically shall comply with Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 132.03. Briefs shall be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at the same time that they are served on opposing counsel and self-represented parties. If a brief is filed electronically, paper copies of the brief shall be filed with the Clerk within three business days after electronic filing. 

The Clerk shall not retain extra paper copies received after July 1, 2014, and shall not be responsible for returning them to the filer.

The Court may order the filing of paper copies of other documents if they are voluminous and paper copies would be of assistance to the assigned judges.

Read the Court of Appeals order (PDF)