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Louisiana Court Of AppealsCourt of Appeal, Second Circuit
State of Louisiana

430 Fannin Street, Shreveport LA 71101
(318) 227-3700
(318) 227-3735 (fax)
Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:45PM, Monday through Friday


Brief Checklist

  LOCAL RULES Reference  
  Failure to file briefs: criminal cases 2-3  
  Written Assignments of Error: criminal cases 2-4  
  Sanctions for failure to file timely: criminal cases 2-4  
  Pro se briefing notice: criminal cases 2-6  
  Certificate of service: criminal cases 2-7  
  Rejection of briefs not in compliance with Uniform Rules of Courts of Appeal (URCA) 2-5  
  Copies of briefs in support of rehearing application: Original + 6 3-1  
  Bar roll number (Attorneys only) 8  
  UNIFORM RULES Reference  
  Copies: original + 7 2-12.1  
  Pages: numbered consecutively 2-12.2B  
  Page Limit: Original brief: 31 legal or 41 letter
                      Reply brief: 13 legal or 18 letter
Excludes only table of contents and table of authorities
2-12.2D(1)  
  Spacing: double, except as noted 2-12.2B  
  Size of font: Roman or Times New Roman, 14 pt. or larger computer font or (b) no more than 10 characters per inch typewriter print. 2-12.2D(2)  
  Title: Court to which the brief is directed 2-12.3(a)  
  Docket number: assigned by appellate court 2-12.3(b)  
  Title of the case: as it appears on the docket 2-12.3(c)  
  Name or title of the court and the parish from which the case came 2-12.3(d)  
  Name of judge: who rendered judgment or ruling complained of 2-12.3(e)  
  Statement: on appeal or in response to a writ 2-12.3(f)  
  Identification of party and party's status before the court 2-12.3(g)  
  Original, reply, or supplemental brief 2-12.3(h)  
  Name of counsel, address and phone number 2-12.3(i)  
  Civil, criminal, juvenile, or special proceeding 2-12.3(j)  
  Table of contents 2-12.4A(l)
2-12.5
 
  Table of authorities 2-12.4A(2)
2-12.5
 
  Jurisdictional statement (appellant only)
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4A(3)
2-12.4A(3)(a), (b) or (c)
2-12.5
 
  A statement of the case (appellant only)
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4A(4)
2-12.5
 
  Assignment of alleged errors 2-12.4A(5)
2-12.5
 
  Listing of issues presented for review (appellant only)
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4A(6)
2-12.5
 
  A statement of facts relevant to assignments of error and issues(appellant only)
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4A(7)
2-12.5
 
  Summary of argument 2-12.4A(8)
2-12.5
 
  Argument (Appelllant only: Statement of standard of review) 2-12.4A(9)
2-12.4A(9)(a), (b) and (c)
2-12.5
 
  Conclusion 2-12.4A(10)
2-12.5
 
  Certificate of service (to whom, when, how) 2-14.1 and 2-14.1-2  
  Copy of the judgment, order, or ruling complained of
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4B(1)
2-12.5
 
  Copy of either the trial court's reasons for judgment or minute entry of the reasons, if given. If none, so state
(Optional for appellee)
2-12.4B(1)
2-12.5
 
       

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