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Rule 25. Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem.

A brief of an amicus curiae or of a guardianad litem representing a minor who is not a party to the appeal may befiled only by leave of court granted on motion or at the request of the court.The motion for leave may be accompanied by a proposed amicus brief, provided itcomplies with applicable rules and the number of copies specified by Rule 26(b)are submitted to the court. A motion for leave shall identify the interest ofthe movant and shall state the reasons why a brief of an amicus curiae or theguardian ad litem is desirable. Except for a motion for leave toparticipate in support of, or in opposition to, a petition for writ ofcertiorari filed pursuant to Rule 50(f),the motion for leave shall be filed atleast 21 days prior to the date on which the brief of the party whose positionas to affirmance or reversal the amicus curiae or guardianad litem will support is due, unless the court for cause shownotherwise orders. Parties to the proceeding may indicate their support for, oropposition to, the motion. Any response of a party to a motion for leave shallbe filed within 7 days of service of the motion. If leave is granted, an amicuscuriae or guardian ad litem shall file its brief within 7 days of thetime allowed the party whose position the amicus curiae or guardianad litem will support, unless the order granting leave otherwiseindicates. The time for responsive briefs under Rule 26(a) shall run from thetimely service of the amicus or guardian ad litem brief or from thetimely service of the brief of the party whose position the amicus curiae orguardian ad litem supports, whichever is later. A motion of an amicuscuriae or guardian ad litem to participate in the oral argument willbe granted when circumstances warrant in the court's discretion.