Category: URAP027

Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective May 1, 2024

URAP003. Appeal as of right – how taken; URAP005. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders; URAP014. Review of administrative orders: how obtained; intervention; URAP019. Extraordinary relief; and URAP048. Time for petitioning. (Amend). The amendments to Rules 3, 5, 14, 19, and 48 modify the fee provision language in each rule to direct parties to the requirements of Rule 21, which addresses filing and service, and its provisions regarding payment of filing fees.

Additionally, the amendments to Rule 14 adds a provision for agencies to file the record within 21 days upon receiving a request from the appellate courts.

URAP021. Filing and service. (Amend). The amendments to Rule 21: (1) notify parties that the appellate courts are transitioning to an e-filing system; (2) specify the date when all licensed attorneys will be required to file using the e-filing system; (3) explain that filing fees will be required to be paid through the e-filing system when documents are e-filed; (4) clarify that failure to pay a filing fee may result in dismissal; and (5) update the provisions regarding service for documents that are e-filed.

URAP026. Filing and serving briefs. (Amend). The amendments to Rule 26: (1) update paragraph (b) to include a requirement for copies of briefs that are e-filed; and (2) clarify paragraph (d) to make clear that only physical records need be returned.

URAP027. Form of briefs, motions, and other documents. (Amend). The amendments to Rule 27: (1) provide more detailed guidance for preparing the caption for briefs and conform the rule to current practice; (2) remove the requirement that opposing counsel be listed on the cover, as this information will be included on a following page; (3) clarify the requirements for captions on petitions and motions or other documents that are not a brief or petition; and (4) require hard copies of briefs be submitted to the appellate courts using only a binder clip, rather than a velo or similar binding along the left edge.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective November 1, 2021

URAP023. Motions. The amendments to Rule 23 are intended to: (1) remove all language regarding form requirements in 23(f) and incorporate that language into Rule 27; and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP027. Form of briefs, notions, and other documents. The amendments to Rule 27 are intended to: (1) combine form requirements for briefs, motions, and other documents into one rule; (2) incorporate language regarding form requirements from Rule 23(f); and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP030.   Decision of the court; notice of decision. The amendments to Rule 30 are intended to: (1) clarify what constitutes the entry of a decision in 30 (d) and (e); and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP031.  Expedited decisions. The amendments to Rule 31 are intended to: (1) include language in 31(b)(1)allowing the court to consider expedited decision upon stipulation of parties; (2) remove the language in (d) regarding appeals ineligible for expedited decision; and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP054.  Transcripts. The amendments to Rule 54 are intended to: (1) update instructions for ordering transcripts in 54(a); and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP055.  Petition on appeal. The amendments to Rule 55 are intended to: (1) change the deadline in Rule 55(a) for filing the petition on appeal to 15 days from transmission of the record, rather than from filing the notice of appeal; (2) modify 55(b) to allow appointed appellate counsel to file the petition on appeal; (3) include a requirement that appellate counsel be appointed within 21 days of the notice of appeal in 55(b); and (4) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP056.  Response to petition on appeal. The amendments to Rule 56 are intended to: (1) replace the page requirement with a word requirement in 56(b); (2) comport the rule with Standing Order 11; and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP057.   Record on appeal; transmission of record. The amendments to Rule 57 are intended to update language regarding record transmission in 57(b).

URAP058.  Ruling. The amendments to Rule 58 are intended to remove the language in 58(b) regarding the remand to juvenile court to appoint appellate counsel.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective April 2, 2020

URAP002. Suspension of rules.

URAP003. Appeal as of right: how taken.

URAP004. Appeal as of right: when taken.

URAP009. Docketing statement.

URAP011. The record on appeal.

URAP012. Transmission of the record.

URAP014. Review of administrative orders: how obtained; intervention.

URAP020. Habeas corpus proceedings.

URAP021. Filing and service.

URAP022. Computation and enlargement of time.

URAP024. Principal and reply briefs.

URAP027. Form of briefs.

URAP029. Oral arguments.

URAP031. Expedited appeals decided after oral argument without written opinion.

URAP033. Damages for delay or frivolous appeal; recovery of attorney’s fees.

URAP037. Suggestion of mootness; voluntary dismissal.

URAP038B. Qualifications for appointed appellate counsel.

URAP040. Attorney’s or party’s signature; representations to the courts; sanctions and discipline.

URAP041. Certification of questions by law of United States courts.

URAP042. Transfer of case from Supreme Court to Court of Appeals.

URAP043. Certification by the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Order – Amending Advisory Committee Notes to rules 2, 3, 9, 21, 22, 24, 27, 38B, 40, 41, 42, and 43

Supreme Court Order – Removing Advisory Committee Notes to rules 4, 11, 12, 14, 20, 29, 31, 33, 37, and 41

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 5. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Require petition for review of interlocutory order be filed before court will consider request for stay.
URAP 8. Stay or injunction pending appeal. Modify procedural requirements for requesting a stay pending appeal.
URAP 10. Motion for summary disposition. Technical amendments.
URAP 22. Computation and enlargement of time. Technical amendments.
URAP 25. Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem. Provide to the court more direct control over whether to permit an amicus brief.
URAP 27. Form of briefs. Require notice of incarceration and Anders brief.
URAP 35. Petition for rehearing. Prohibit petition for rehearing by amicus.
URAP 38B. Qualifications for Appointed Appellate Counsel. Establish minimum qualifications for appointed counsel in appellate cases.

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