Filing Briefs with the Court of Appeals
New rules effective January 1, 2016
1. Covers of briefs:
b. Appellee's brief - blue
c. Reply brief - tan
d. Amicus curiae brief - gray
2. Fonts - Commercial and Computer
Bookman Old Style
| CG Times
Footlight MT Light
Times New Roman
3. Length of briefs:
b. Reply brief - 6,500 words
c. Amicus brief - 6.500 words
4. 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 20 copies of each brief.
For more information or clarification, refer to Chapter 500 of Title 8 of the Maryland Rules.