RULE 8-502. FILING OF BRIEFS
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MD Rules, Rule 8-502
RULE 8-502. FILING OF BRIEFS
Cross reference: The meaning of subsection (a)(3) is in accordance with Heit v. Stansbury, 199 Md. App. 155 (2011).
(4) Cross-Appellant's Brief. An appellee who is also a cross-appellant shall include in the brief filed pursuant to subsection (2) of this section the issues and arguments on the cross-appeal as well as the response to the brief of the appellant, and shall not file a separate cross-appellant's brief.
(b) Extension of Time. The time for filing a brief may be extended by (1) stipulation of counsel filed with the clerk so long as the appellant's brief and the appellee's brief are filed at least 30 days, and any reply brief is filed at least ten days, before the scheduled argument, or (2) order of the appellate court entered on its own initiative or on motion filed pursuant to Rule 1-204.
(c) Filing and Service. In an appeal to the Court of Special Appeals, 15 copies of each brief and 10 copies of each record extract shall be filed, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Incarcerated or institutionalized parties who are self-represented shall file nine copies of each brief and nine copies of each record extract. In the Court of Appeals, 20 copies of each brief and record extract shall be filed, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Two copies of each brief and record extract shall be served on each party pursuant to Rule 1-321.
[Adopted Nov. 19, 1987, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; March 5, 2001, eff. July 1, 2001; April 5, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005; Sept. 10, 2009, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Sept. 8, 2011, eff. Jan. 1, 2012; Nov. 21, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Sept. 17, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; April 9, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018.]
The March 5, 2001, order, in section (c), in the first and second sentences, inserted “and record extract”.
The April 5, 2005, order, in section (c), rewrote the first sentence, which previously read:
“In an appeal to the Court of Special Appeals, 15 copies of each brief and record extract shall be filed.”
The September 10, 2009, order, in section (c), substituted “10 copies” for “seven copies”.
The September 8, 2011, order, in section (c), inserted the second sentence.
The November 21, 2013, order, added certain language to subsection (a)(1); modified subsection (a)(3) to clarify the time for filing an appellant’s reply brief; and added a cross reference after subsection (a)(3).
The September 17, 2015, order, conformed the Rule to a proposed amendment to Rule 8-412.
The April 9, 2018 order, amended the Rule to conform an internal reference to the reorganization of Rule 8-602.
MD Rules, Rule 8-502, MD R A CT AND SPEC A Rule 8-502
Current with amendments received through July 1, 2019.
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