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§ 2-209. Briefs.

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   (A) Time for Filing. Any request for additional time for the filing of briefs may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a request for additional time, service shall be made and proved through E-Service.

   (1) All briefs referenced in § 2-109 may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a brief, service shall be made and proved through E-Service.

   (2) [Reserved.]

   (3) [Reserved.]

   (4) Briefs of amicus curiae may not be filed without leave of court. (See § 2-106.) Leave to file amicus briefs may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a motion for leave, service shall be made and proved through E-Service.  Leave to file amicus briefs shall not be considered within 20 days of oral argument.

   (5) The motion for rehearing and brief in support and response to that motion referenced in § 2‑109(A)(5) may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a motion for rehearing and brief, service shall be made and proved through E-Service. The requirement of § 2-109(A)(5) for filing a copy shall not apply to a motion for rehearing filed and served through E-Filing and E-Service.

   (6) [Reserved.]

   (7) [Reserved.]

   (B) Form. The paper weight, cover color, and binding requirements referenced in § 2-109(B) shall not apply to briefs filed in electronic form. Briefs may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a brief, service shall be made and proved through E-Service. The proof of service automatically generated in E-Service replaces the proof of service required by § 2-109(B)(6). The requirement of § 2-109(B)(7) for filing a copy shall not apply to a brief filed and served through E-Filing and E-Service.

   (C) [Reserved.]

   (D) [Reserved.]

   (E) Cases Involving Constitutional Questions. The separate notice of constitutional question referenced in § 2-109(E) may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a notice of constitutional question, service shall be made and proved through E-Service. The proof of service automatically generated in E-Service replaces the proof of service required by § 2-109(E).

   (F) The motion for attorney fees referenced in § 2-109(F) may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file a motion for attorney fees, service shall be made and proved through E-Service. The supporting affidavit may be E-Filed. Where E-Filing is used to file the supporting affidavit, service shall be made and proved through E-Service. The proof of service automatically generated in E-Service replaces the proof of service required by § 2‑109(F). The requirement of § 2-109(F) for filing a copy shall not apply to a motion for attorney fees filed and served through E-Filing and E-Service. 

 § 2-209(A)(1, 4, 5), (B), (E), and (F) amended Ocober 19, 2016.

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