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Rules 24(f), 30(e) and 31(c) were amended on November 1, 2012.

Please see the amended Rules below.


Rule 24. Preparation.

(f)  Limitation as to length.

Briefs and responsive briefs shall be limited to 30 pages in civil cases and 50 pages in criminal cases including exhibits and appendices, except upon written motion directed to the Clerk and approved by the Court. Appellant's reply brief shall be limited to 15 pages. See Rule 27 for additional briefs. With respect to all briefs and responsive briefs, tables of content, tables of citations, cover sheets and certificates of service shall not be counted toward the applicable page limit.


Rule 30. Interlocutory Applications

(e)  Applications for interlocutory appeal pursuant to OCGA § 5-6-34 (b) shall have copies of all submitted materials from the record tabbed and indexed and shall be securely bound at the top with staples or fasteners (round head or ACCO). If not tabbed, indexed and securely bound at the top, the application is subject to dismissal or return for preparation according to the Court's rules. The materials must be sufficient to apprise the Court of the appellate issues, in context, and support the arguments advanced. Failure to submit sufficient material to apprise the Court of the issues and support the argument shall result in denial of the application. Applications and responses to applications are limited to 30 pages in civil cases and 50 pages in criminal cases, exclusive of attached exhibits and parts of the record, and shall follow the general format of briefs as to margins. Tables of content, tables of citations, cover sheets and certificates of service shall not be counted toward the applicable page limit for interlocutory appeal applications and responses.


Rule 31. Discretionary Applications.

(c)  Applications for discretionary appeal pursuant to OCGA § 5-6-35 shall have copies of all submitted material from the record tabbed and indexed and shall be securely bound at the top with staples or fasteners (round head or ACCO). If not tabbed, indexed and securely bound at the top, the application is subject to dismissal or return for preparation according to the Court's rules. The material must be sufficient to apprise the Court of the appellate issues, in context, and support the arguments advanced. Failure to submit sufficient material to apprise the Court of the issues and support the argument shall result in denial of the application. Applications and responses to applications are limited to 30 pages in civil cases and 50 pages in criminal cases, exclusive of attached exhibits and parts of the record, and shall follow the general format of briefs as to margins. Tables of content, tables of citations, cover sheets and certificates of service shall not be counted toward the applicable page limit for discretionary appeal applications and responses.