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Rule 25. Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian adlitem.

A brief of an amicus curiae or of a guardian ad litemrepresenting a minor who is not a party to the appeal may be filed only byleave of court granted on motion or at the request of the court. The motion forleave may be accompanied by a proposed amicus brief, provided it complies withapplicable rules and the number of copies specified by Rule 26(b) are submittedto the court. A motion for leave shall identify the interest of the movant andshall state the reasons why a brief of an amicus curiae or the guardian adlitem is desirable. Except for a motion for leave to participate in support of,or in opposition to, a petition for writ of certiorari filed pursuant to Rule50(f),the motion for leave shall be filed at least 21 days prior to the date onwhich the brief of the party whose position as to affirmance or reversal theamicus curiae or guardian ad litem will support is due, unless the court forcause shown otherwise orders. Parties to the proceeding may indicate theirsupport for, or opposition to, the motion. Any response of a party to a motionfor leave shall be filed within 7 days of service of the motion. If leave isgranted, an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem shall file its brief within 7days of the time allowed the party whose position the amicus curiae or guardianad litem will support, unless the order granting leave otherwise indicates. Thetime for responsive briefs under Rule 26(a) shall run from the timely serviceof the amicus or guardian ad litem brief or from the timely service of thebrief of the party whose position the amicus curiae or guardian ad litemsupports, whichever is later. Except as provided by Rule 25A, a motionof an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem to participate in the oral argumentwill be granted when circumstances warrant in the court's discretion.

 

 

Effective May 1, 2018