April 7, 2015
New guidelines for formatting briefs, writ petitions and other documents
The Court encourages all electronic filers to comply with the following
guidelines for briefs, motions, appendices, writ petitions and other documents
filed in connection with appeals or original proceedings.
Number pages consecutively beginning with the cover page of the
document, using only the Arabic numbering system, as in 1, 2, 3. Do
not use a separate pagination system for tables within the document.
The page number does not need to appear on the cover page.
Briefs, motions and petitions: In any document that contains a table
of contents, the table should include an electronic bookmark for each
heading to the corresponding heading in the text.
A bookmark is a text link that appears in the Bookmarks Panel of
Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.
Appendices and exhibits: In any document that contains an index,
including appendices and exhibits in support of writ petitions, the
index should include an electronic bookmark from each descriptive
document title to the first page of the corresponding document in
the appendix or exhibits.
Where appendices or exhibits are submitted in multi-part electronic
files, each separate file should have a table or index stating the
contents of that file. The table or index should include the
bookmarks as noted above.