Category: URAP050

Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective December 1, 2018

URAP023B. The amendments to Rule 23B Motion for remand for findings necessary to determination of ineffective assistance of counsel claim, clarifies when a motion must be filed.

URAP025. The amendments to Rule 25 Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem, change a reference to Rule 50.

URAP050. The amendments to Rule 50, Response; reply; brief of amicus curiae, provide that a party may file a response to a petition and how the time for the response shall run. The amendment permits a party to file a letter in lieu of a formal response, deletes language regarding distribution of filings by the clerk, and establishes a time for filing a reply to a response.

URAP051. The amendment to Rule 51 Disposition of petition for writ of certiorari, deletes a reference to Rule 50.

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URAP 19. Extraordinary writs. Amend. The amendment will require a petitioner seeking extraordinary relief to state whether interlocutory appeal was sought, and if so, the results of the petition.
URAP 25. Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem. Amend. The proposal establishes specific deadlines for filing a brief of an amicus curiae.
URAP 37. Suggestion of mootness; voluntary dismissal. Amend. The amendments clarify that a suggestion of mootness should be filed only when one or more, but less than all, of the issues have become moot. If all the issues are moot, a motion for voluntary dismissal must be filed. The amendments also establish a process for filing a request for dismissal. The request must be in the form of a motion and is subject to court approval.
URAP 38. Substitution of counsel. Amend. The amendments clarify the process for substituting a party when a party becomes incompetent or for other causes.
URAP 49. Petition for writ of certiorari. Amend. A petition of writ of certiorari shall include references to the record on appeal or to the opinion of the Court Appeals, rather than referring to both sources.
URAP 50. Brief in opposition; reply brief; brief of an amicus curiae. Amend. The proposal establishes a more detailed process for submitting a proposed amicus brief, including the contents of the brief and deadlines.
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URAP 10. Motion for summary disposition. Amend. Differentiates the number of copies to be filed depending on the court in which the appeal is pending.
URAP 19. Extraordinary writs. Amend. The amendment eliminates the requirement of a separate memorandum in support of a response to a petition for extraordinary relief. Supporting authority can be included in the response document.
URAP 20. Habeas corpus proceedings. Amend. Differentiates the number of copies to be filed depending on the court in which the appeal is pending.
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. In cases in which a party submits supplemental authority after briefing, the amendment allows a party up to 350 words to explain why the supplemental authority is being submitted, and allows the other party 350 words to respond.
URAP 50. Brief in opposition; reply brief; brief of amicus curiae. Amend. The amendment eliminates the requirement that all parties consent to an amicus brief in certiorari cases. The parties may voice support for or opposition to amicus participation.
URAP 51. Disposition of petition for writ of certiorari. Amend. The amendment clarifies what must be included in briefs on a writ of certiorari, eliminating the requirement that the brief show that the issues were preserved in the trial court, and instead requiring that the brief was fairly included in the petition for a writ of certiorari.
URAP 56. Response to petition on appeal. Amend. Deletes reference to URAP 27(d).
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URAP 11. The record on appeal. Amend. Technical change. Effective April 1, 2005. Approved as an expedited amendment under Rule 11-101(6)(F). Subject to further change after the comment period. Supreme Court Order.
URAP 29. Oral argument. Amend. Limits the appellant’s reply argument to points made in the appellee’s argument.
URAP 48. Time for petitioning. Amend. Changes to 7 the number of copies to be filed on a petition for writ of certiorari.
URAP 50. Brief in opposition; reply brief; brief of amicus curiae. Amend. Changes to 7 the number of copies to be filed on a brief in opposition, reply brief and brief of amicus curiae.
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