September 01, 2009
“Guide to Important Local Rules of Florida's Appellate Courts,” Journal of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section

By Diana L. Martin

There are two things that every appellate attorney must do in practically every Florida appeal—file a motion for an extension of time and file a brief (both electronically and in hard copy). In the following chart, you will find important local rules regarding these essential tasks as published by each of Florida's appellate courts.

The chart can be viewed here