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LCR 10
FORM OF PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS

​(d) Format Requirements. In addition to the General Rules’ requirements for Format for Pleadings and Other Papers (GR 14), all briefs must comply with the following requirements:

(1) Brief Titles. Briefs shall be titled with the submitting party’s designation (e.g., plaintiff, defendant) and (A) "Opening Brief" or "Brief in Support of Motion . . ."; (B) "Responding Brief" or "Brief Opposing Motion . . ."; or (C) "Reply Brief."

(2) Length of Brief. Opening and responding briefs for trials, appeals from administrative agency rulings, Sexually Violent Predator annual review hearings, and motions to dismiss or for summary judgment shall not exceed 25 pages. Reply briefs for these matters shall not exceed ten pages. Opening and responding briefs for non-dispositive motions shall not exceed fifteen pages. Reply briefs for non-dispositive motions shall not exceed eight pages. For the purpose of determining compliance with this rule, the title sheet, table of contents, and table of authorities are not included. For compelling reasons, the court may grant a motion to file an over-length brief. Motions for over-length briefs must be timely filed to allow a decision before the date the brief is due.

(3) Font. The text of any brief must appear double spaced and in print as twelve point or larger type in the following fonts or their equivalent: Times New Roman, Courier, CG Times, or Arial. Footnotes may be single spaced in print as ten point or larger type.

(4) Service and Filing. Every filed document shall contain the following information in substantially the following format in the top left hand corner of the first page. If the document does not meet these guidelines, it is subject to being returned:

Hearing date: ______________
Hearing time: ______________
Judge/Calendar: __________________________

[Amended effective September 1, 2002; September 1, 2004; September 1, 2005; September 1, 2010; September 1, 2011; September 1, 2014; September 1, 2017.]