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Introduction[edit | edit source]

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INITIAL BRIEF CHECKLIST (FLA. R. APP. P. 9.210; 9.130(E)[edit | edit source]

DUE[edit | edit source]

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

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 | edit source]

FORMAT: Fla. R. App. P. 9.210[edit | edit source]

[] 8½ x 11 inch paper (opaque, white, unglossed)[edit | edit source]

[] Black ink[edit | edit source]

[] Double spaced[edit | edit source]

[] Exceptions:[edit | edit source]

[] Footnotes and quotations may be single spaced but must be same size font[edit | edit source]

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

[] One (1) inch margins[edit | edit source]

[] 50 page limit (excluding table of contents and citations of authority), without leave[edit | edit source]

[] 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 | edit source]

CONTENT: Fla. R. App. P. 9.210 (b)[edit | edit source]

[] Cover Sheet: containing the following:[edit | edit source]

o Name of court[edit | edit source]
o Style of cause (i.e., caption)[edit | edit source]
o Case Number[edit | edit source]
o Lower court[edit | edit source]
o Party filing the brief (“Guardian ad Litem Program, X Judicial Circuit)[edit | edit source]
o Type of brief[edit | edit source]
o Name and address of attorney(s) filing the brief[edit | edit source]

[] Table of Contents: referencing the issues presented, with page references[edit | edit source]

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

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

o Nature of the case[edit | edit source]
o The course of the proceedings[edit | edit source]
o Disposition in lower tribunal[edit | edit source]

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

[] Argument: including:[edit | edit source]

o Standard of Review for each issue[edit | edit source]
o Issues involved[edit | edit source]
o Conclusion: (page limit of one (1) page), including statement of ruling sought[edit | edit source]

[] Certificate of Service: [Fla. R. App. P. 9.420][edit | edit source]

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

CITATIONS[edit | edit source]

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

BINDING[edit | edit source]

[] Stapled in upper left corner or[edit | edit source]

[] Bound in book form along left side and in a manner that allows to lie flat when opened[edit | edit source]

APPENDIX[edit | edit source]

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

ADMIN. ORDERS & RULES[edit | edit source]

[] 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 | edit source]

FLA.R.APP.P.:[edit | edit source]

[] 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 | edit source]

FILING:[edit | edit source]

[] DCA: Original + three (3) copies[edit | edit source]

[] 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 | edit source]

[] A copy to each party[edit | edit source]

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