Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fifth Circuit Local Rules Changes Effective December 1, 2007

The Fifth Circuit has helpfully provided this summary of Local Rules changes that took effect on December 1st. Those changes include:
  • elimination of the Rule 28.2 provisions concerning the "Summary of Argument," "Statement of Jurisdiction," and "Standard of Review;"
  • amendment of Rule 30.1.2 to require filing of an electronic copy of the record exceprts (in PDF format), in addition to the paper copies;
  • permitting counsel to file the electronic copies of briefs and record excepts on a CD instead of a diskette; and
  • lowering the maximum taxable cost for reproduction of briefs, appendices, and record excerpts to 15 cents per page.



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