About This Site
[UPDATE: Please check out the CBA Appellate Section's Judicial Interview Project website.]
Section 67-2(K) of the Rules of Appellate Procedure requires all counsel-represented parties who file a paper brief in the Supreme Court to file an electronic copy of the brief with the Court as well. Through a cooperative arrangement with the Judicial Branch, the Appellate Advocacy Committee will post the brief on this site once the case appears on the court’s docket as “assignment for days.” (Cases often do not appear on the docket until several months after the briefs have been filed with the court. )
Please note that the brief must be e-filed by uploading a copy through the e-filing service on the Judicial Branch’s website. Sending the electronic brief directly to this website does not constitute compliance with the new rule. Click here to read the Judicial Branch guidelines for the electronic submission of briefs.
Locating briefs on this blog could not be easier! You can search for cases in a variety of ways. If you know the last name of a party or the docket number of the case, type the name or number (no need to include the “SC”) into the search engine located near the upper right corner of this page. Then, just click on the search results.
You can also search for cases based on the court term in which they were argued. Use the “Categories” link on the right side of this page to find cases argued (or to be argued) in a particular term. Then, use the scroll-bar to move down through the list of cases. Alternatively, to locate cases assigned for argument on a specific date, simply type the date of argument (e.g., “March 26, 2009″) into the search engine.
Please note that we have also created a category for “historic cases.” Over time we will be adding appellate briefs and relevant trial court materials for many such cases.
We hope that you find this site useful. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send your comments here.