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IntroductionEdit

This article is an extension of the: checklist topic of the A_Method_for_Simulating_the_Process_of_Logical_Human_Thought article.

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INITIAL BRIEF CHECKLIST (FLA. R. APP. P. 9.210; 9.130(E) Edit

DUEEdit

70 days after filing Notice of Appeal of a final order [Fla. R. App. P. 9.110 (f)] Edit

OR 15 days of the filing of the Notice of Appeal of a non-final order after final order or authorized motion [Fla. R. App.P. 9.130(3)]Edit

FORMAT: Fla. R. App. P. 9.210Edit

[] 8½ x 11 inch paper (opaque, white, unglossed)Edit

[] Black inkEdit

[] Double spacedEdit

[] Exceptions:Edit

[] Footnotes and quotations may be single spaced but must be same size fontEdit

[] Headings and subheadings may be single spaced but must at least as large as text font.Edit

[] One (1) inch marginsEdit

[] 50 page limit (excluding table of contents and citations of authority), without leaveEdit

[] FONT: MUST be Times New Roman 14-point or Courier New 12-point. Fla. R. App. P. Fla. R.App. P. 9.210 (a)(2)Edit

CONTENT: Fla. R. App. P. 9.210 (b)Edit

[] Cover Sheet: containing the following:Edit

o Name of courtEdit
o Style of cause (i.e., caption)Edit
o Case NumberEdit
o Lower courtEdit
o Party filing the brief (“Guardian ad Litem Program, X Judicial Circuit)Edit
o Type of briefEdit
o Name and address of attorney(s) filing the briefEdit

[] Table of Contents: referencing the issues presented, with page referencesEdit

[] Citation of Authorities: listing cases alphabetically, followed by statutes in numerical order (and by jurisdiction), then other authorities, with page referencesEdit

[] Statement of the Case and Facts: must include and references to the appropriate volume and pages of the record and transcript made:Edit

o Nature of the caseEdit
o The course of the proceedingsEdit
o Disposition in lower tribunalEdit

[] Summary of Argument: (absolutely no more than five (5) pages; prefer less than two (2pages)=Edit

[] Argument: including:Edit

o Standard of Review for each issueEdit
o Issues involvedEdit
o Conclusion: (page limit of one (1) page), including statement of ruling soughtEdit

[] Certificate of Service: [Fla. R. App. P. 9.420]Edit

[] Certificate of Compliance: with font requirements (immediately following certificate of service) [Fla. R. App. P. 9.210]Edit

CITATIONSEdit

Follow Fla. R. App. P. 9.800. If the citation form needed is not included, use The Bluebook

BINDINGEdit

[] Stapled in upper left corner orEdit

[] Bound in book form along left side and in a manner that allows to lie flat when openedEdit

APPENDIXEdit

Appendix required for appeals of non-final orders after final order on authorized motion [Fla. R. App. P. 9.130 (e)]. Edit
Appendix satisfies requirements of Fla. R. App. P. 9.220Edit

ADMIN. ORDERS & RULESEdit

[] I have reviewed the rules and administrative orders specific to the court in which the brief is to be filed and have verified that I have complied with all rules and requirements promulgated by the court (i.e. docketing statements, pleading requirements, copies, etc).Edit

FLA.R.APP.P.:Edit

[] I have reviewed the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and have verified that no exception to the general rules set forth in this checklist applies and that I have complied with all rules applicable to the specific facts and circumstances of my appeal.Edit

FILING:Edit

[] DCA: Original + three (3) copiesEdit

[] Supreme Court: Original + seven (7) copies + copy of brief on DOS formatted 3-1/2 inch diskette in WordPerfect 5.1 (or higher) format compatible in WordPerfect 10 [See Administrative Order In re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents on Computer Diskette, dated November 13, 2002]Edit

[] A copy to each partyEdit

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