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RULE 8-521. ASSIGNMENT OF CASES

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: August 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 8. Appellate Review in the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals
Chapter 500. Record Extract, Briefs, and Argument
Effective: August 1, 2020
MD Rules, Rule 8-521
RULE 8-521. ASSIGNMENT OF CASES
(a) Regular Order.
(1) In the Court of Appeals. In the Court of Appeals, unless advanced or postponed pursuant to this Rule, cases ordinarily will be assigned for successive sessions of the Court on the basis of their numerical order as they appear on the court docket, but the cases assigned for any session may be assigned for argument at that session without regard to their numerical order. Upon request of the Clerk, a party shall furnish an estimate of the time required for that party's argument. Argument shall be held on the day scheduled, unless postponed pursuant to this Rule.
(2) In the Court of Special Appeals. In the Court of Special Appeals, unless advanced or postponed pursuant to this Rule, cases ordinarily will be assigned to successive sessions of the Court after the record is complete and the appellee's brief has been filed or, if no appellee's brief has been filed, after the time for filing the appellee's brief has expired.
(b) Advancement or Postponement of Case. A case may be advanced or postponed on motion of a party or on the Court's own initiative. Argument will not be postponed because of the absence of an attorney or a self-represented party on either side unless the absence is caused by sickness or other sufficient cause. Unless briefs have already been filed, an order advancing argument shall fix the times for filing briefs.
Cross reference: See Rule 16-804 for the priority of courts in resolving conflicting case assignments.
Source: This Rule is derived in part from former Rules 1045 and 845 and is in part new.

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[Adopted Nov. 19, 1987, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended Sept. 8, 2011, eff. Jan. 1, 2012; June 29, 2020, eff. Aug. 1, 2020.]
MD Rules, Rule 8-521, MD R A CT AND SPEC A Rule 8-521
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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