RULE 31. FILING AND SERVICE OF BRIEFS
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(b) Number of Copies to Be Filed and Served. Seven copies and an original of each brief shall be filed with the clerk of the supreme court unless the court by order in a particular case shall permit a lesser number, and one copy shall be served on counsel for each party separately represented.
(b) Number of Copies to Be Filed and Served.
(1) Each brief must be served and filed as follows:
(A) One copy of each brief must be served on counsel for each party separately represented.
(B) Seven copies and an original of each brief must be filed with the clerk of the supreme court.
(C) One electronic copy of each brief must be filed with the clerk of the supreme court on a 3.5 inch diskette unless the filing party certifies the brief was not prepared on a computer or word processor.
(2) The diskette must be formatted in WordPerfect; or, if WordPerfect is not available, Microsoft Word; or, if Microsoft Word is not available, ASCII; or other compatible electronic language. The diskette must contain a label indicating:
(A) the title and docket number of the case;
(B) the name of the document contained on the diskette; and
(C) the language format of the document.
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Rule 31 was amended, effective January 1, 1988; March 1, 1997; March 1, 1999.
SOURCES: Procedure Committee Minutes of September 28-29, 1995, page 12; May 21-22, 1987, page 17; February 19-20, 1987, page 8; September 18-19, 1986, pages 2, 20; May 25-26, 1978, page 17; October 27-28, 1977, pages 6-7; September 15-16, 1977, pages 13-14. Rule 31, FRAppP.
CROSS REFERENCE: Rule 26(b) (Enlargement of Time), Rule 28 (Contents of Briefs; Briefs Involving Cross-Appeals), Rule 30 (Appendix), and Rule 32 (Form of Briefs), NDRAppP.