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Idaho Appellate Rule 34.1  Electronic Copies of Briefs.

(a) Additional electronic copy. In addition to the current requirement for paper copies of briefs, the parties must file an electronic copy of each brief.  Electronic filings are subject to the same due dates as hard copy briefing.  The electronic copy must be submitted in the following form and format:


1. Each electronic copy  must be submitted by email attachment with an electronic copy served on each party to the appeal. 


2. Each email attachment must include a label that identifies the case name, the docket number, and type of brief (i.e. appellantís brief, respondentís brief).  


3. Electronic copies must be submitted as a searchable PDF file.  


4. The email attachment must contain only an electronic copy of the submitted hard copy brief. The email attachment must not contain any document or material that is not included in the original hard copy of the brief filed with the Court. 


5. The email attachment must be free of viruses or any other files that would be disruptive to the Court's computer system. 


6. The electronic copy of the brief must be emailed to [email protected]


7. If an electronic brief is filed, a Certificate of Compliance must also be submitted as a separate document and should read as follows: 





The undersigned does hereby certify that the electronic brief submitted is in compliance with all of the requirements set out in I.A.R. 34.1, and that an electronic copy was served on each party at the following email address(es):  



  Dated and certified this _________ day of ____________, 20___.




(b) Electronic briefs in criminal cases. In criminal cases the parties may file an electronic brief without the necessity of filing any paper copies of the brief. The filing must comply in all other respects with the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this rule. 


(New Rule 34.1, Adopted March 21, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; amended December 29, 2015, effective January 1, 2016; amended May 5, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.)


As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.


Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey



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