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Idaho Appellate Rule 36. Preparation of Briefs.

All briefs shall be prepared in accordance with the following requirements: 


(a)  Cover of Brief. The cover of all briefs shall state the title of the Supreme Court, the title of the action designated on the certificate of appeal, whether it is appellant's or respondent's brief, the name of the district court or administrative agency appealed from, the name of the trial judge or chairman presiding at the trial or hearing, and the names and addresses of all counsel of record showing for whom they appear. The information on the cover shall be substantially in the following form: 

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(b)  Printing of Briefs.  All briefs shall be printed on unruled and untreated white paper 11 inches long by 8 1/2 inches wide. The original brief filed with the court shall be typed with black ribbon or produced by a computer or word processor type printer of letter quality. The type shall be no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman. All lines must be double-spaced, except for quotations which may be indented and single spaced. There shall be a margin of 1 1/2 inches at the top and at the bottom of each page, and 1 inch at each side of each page. The pages shall be numbered at the bottom and may be printed on both the front and back of each page. Prisoners incarcerated or detained in a state prison or county jail may file documents under this rule that are legibly hand-printed in black ink, in whole or in part, that otherwise conform to the requirements of this rule.


(Adopted March 25, 1977, effective July 1, 1977; amended March 28, 1986, effective July 1, 1986; amended March 23, 1990, effective July 1, 1990; amended March 26, 1992, effective July 1, 1992; amended February 10, 1993, effective July 1, 1993; amended August 31, 1994, effective September 1, 1994; amended March 18, 1998, effective July 1, 1998; amended March 1, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amendedJanuary 30, 2002, effective July 1, 2001' amended and effective January 24, 2019.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

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



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