Brief Checklist

LOCAL RULESReference
Failure to file briefs: criminal cases2-3
Written Assignments of Error: criminal cases2-4
Sanctions for failure to file timely: criminal cases2-4
Pro se briefing notice: criminal cases2-6
Certificate of service: criminal cases2-7
Withdrawal and return of the record: civil and criminal cases2-8
Certificate for attachments (must use either 15 or 15.1)15 (with) or 15.1 (without)
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 + 63-1
Bar roll number (Attorneys only)8
UNIFORM RULESReference
Copies: original + 72-12.1
Pages: numbered consecutively2-12.2B
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 noted2-12.2B
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 directed2-12.3(a)
Docket number: assigned by appellate court2-12.3(b)
Title of the case: as it appears on the docket2-12.3(c)
Name or title of the court and the parish from which the case came2-12.3(d)
Name of judge: who rendered judgment or ruling complained of2-12.3(e)
Statement: on appeal or in response to a writ2-12.3(f)
Identification of party and party’s status before the court2-12.3(g)
Original, reply, or supplemental brief2-12.3(h)
Name of counsel, address and phone number2-12.3(i)
Civil, criminal, juvenile, or special proceeding2-12.3(j)
Table of contents2-12.4A(l)
2-12.5
Table of authorities2-12.4A(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 errors2-12.4A(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 argument2-12.4A(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
Conclusion2-12.4A(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