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New Jersey Appeal Checklists

INTRODUCTION
Read below to learn more about this topic. Or, to receive a no cost phone consultation, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send him an email. Warning – this article does not necessarily include every New Jersey court rule, code or law that may apply to your New Jersey case! The Law Office of Paul DePetris does not guarantee that the statutes, rules, codes, files or forms on this website are the latest versions, that they lack typographical errors or that they have not changed, repealed or superseded by other laws. Before taking any action, read all applicable federal and state source law and case law and consult with an attorney. Court addresses, hours of operation and directions may change so check with the court in advance of mailing New Jersey appeal papers to court or going there! Some of the webpages on this site don’t apply to all types of New Jersey cases, since there are different rules for different case types!

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY APPEAL CHECKLIST AND WHY USE A NEW JERSEY APPEAL CHECKLIST?
A New Jersey appeal checklist is a list of things to include in or with your New Jersey appeal papers, including New Jersey appeal briefs and New Jersey appeal appendix. Using a New Jersey appeal checklist may help you to remember to include or exclude New Jersey appeal papers that you send to the New Jersey Appeals Court. However, no New Jersey appeal checklist is a substitute for a competent New Jersey appeals lawyer.

NEW JERSEY APPEAL CHECKLIST FOR NEW JERSEY APPEAL BRIEFS AND NEW JERSEY APPEAL APPENDIX FILED IN THE NEW JERSEY APPEALS COURT
The following is a New Jersey appeal checklist for what to include in or with your New Jersey appeal briefs and New Jersey appeal appendix:
• Type the New Jersey appeal brief on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and use the proper typefont (12 point courier) and margins (1 inch) and each page may contain no more than 26 double
spaced lines of no more than 65 characters, including spaces.
• Make sure the New Jersey appeal brief and all New Jersey appeal papers included in the New Jersey appeal appendix are able to be read
• Use white New Jersey appeal covers for the New Jersey appellant's New Jersey appeal brief
• Use blue New Jersey appeal covers for the New Jersey appeal party responding to the New Jersey appeal brief
• Use buff New Jersey appeal covers for the New Jersey appellant's reply New Jersey appeal brief.
• file five copies of your New Jersey appeal brief and New Jersey appeal appendix with the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk's Office
• serve two copies of your New Jersey appeal brief and New Jersey appeal appendix with the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk's Office
• file with the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk's Office a proof of service of your service of the your New Jersey appeal brief
• If New Jersey appeal brief and New Jersey appeal appendix are bound together, the New Jersey appeal brief and New Jersey appeal appendix share one New Jersey appeal table of contents
• If the New Jersey appeal appendix is bound separately, the New Jersey appeal brief and New Jersey appeal appendix have separate
• tables of contents.
• The New Jersey appeal brief’s table of contents should include the point headings of the legal arguments contained in the New Jersey appeal brief.
• The New Jersey appeal appendix appeal table of contents must indicate the first page of each document in the New Jersey appeal appendix.
• the filing date of each document in the New Jersey appeal appendix must be put at the head of the
• page where the document first appears.
• When putting New Jersey appeal papers into the New Jersey appeal appendix, use New Jersey appeal papers that were actually filed or provided to the New Jersey trial court instead of drafts
• Include in the New Jersey appeal appendix all the relevant New Jersey appeal papers necessary for the New Jersey Appeals Court to decide the New Jersey appeal, including the judgment, decision or order appealed from and the New Jersey trial court’s opinion or statement of findings, if any, any pretrial order, the complaint, answers and a copy of the notice of appeal. If the New Jersey appeal concerns the denial or granting of a specific motion or motions, include the New Jersey appeal motion papers (but generally speaking, New Jersey appeal briefs submitted to the New Jersey trial courts are excluded from appendicies).
• If the New Jersey trial court delivered its opinion, findings or conclusions orally, submit the transcript of that hearing to the New Jersey Appeals Court. If that transcript is not being filed with the New Jersey Appeals Court separately from the New Jersey appeal appendix, it should be included in the New Jersey appeal appendix and clearly identified in the New Jersey appeal appendix New Jersey appeal table of contents and the procedural history in the New Jersey appeal brief.
• If the New Jersey trial court’s opinion was published as legal authority, provide the opinion’s citation to the New Jersey Appeals Court.
• If for the New Jersey appeal exhibits are too large to include in the New Jersey appeal appendix, the party preparing the New Jersey appeal appendix may submit a letter to the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk's Office (and that party must also send a copy of the letter to their opponent), which identifies for the New Jersey appeal exhibits and their approximate size and bulk. After receiving the letter, the New Jersey Appeals Court will tell the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk’s Office to advise the party making the request if the New Jersey Appeals Court needs to see these exhibits and if so, when and where to deliver them.
• Don’t include more than 200 in a single volume of the New Jersey appeal appendix. If the New Jersey appeal appendix and New Jersey appeal brief combined exceed this page limit, they must be bound separately.
• New Jersey appeal appendix pages are numbered consecutively followed by the
letter "a" (e.g. 1a, 2a, etc.). If plaintiffs and defendants submit their own appendicies, it is advisable to number the pages of the different appendicies with “da” for defendants and “pa” for plaintiffs.
• Each party’s New Jersey appeal briefs cannot exceed 65 pages
• Reply New Jersey appeal briefs cannot exceed 20 pages
• The New Jersey appeal briefs of parties responding to an appeal/cross-the New Jersey appellant's New Jersey appeal brief filed pursuant to R. 2:6-2(d) cannot exceed 90 pages.
• The New Jersey appeal brief of an the New Jersey appellant/crossparty responding to the New Jersey appeal brief pursuant to R. 2:6-4(e) cannot exceed 65 pages.
• The New Jersey appeal brief must include a carefully drafted procedural history supported by citations to the appellate record and that does not include any legal arguments.
• The New Jersey appeal brief must include a carefully drafted statement of facts supported by citations to the appellate record and that does not include any legal arguments. This statement should discuss the facts that the New Jersey Appeals Court needs to decide the New Jersey appeal.
• The New Jersey appeal brief must include a legal argument section for each legal argument raised on the New Jersey appeal. These sections should not overlap one another but instead, should be strictly limited to the point to which the section pertains. Normally, the legal argument sections of New Jersey appeal briefs include citations to cases, statutes, court rules and other authorities that might support the party’s arguments. These citations should be in the format specifically required by the New Jersey appeals court rules.
• Avoid any references in the New Jersey appeal brief to any fact or evidence never submitted as part of the New Jersey trial court’s record and that is not included in the New Jersey appeal appendix.

NEW JERSEY APPEAL CHECKLIST FOR NEW JERSEY APPEAL MOTIONS FILED IN THE NEW JERSEY APPEALS COURT
The following is a New Jersey appeal checklist for what to include in or with your New Jersey appeal motion briefs and New Jersey appeal motion appendix:

• each document submitted to the New Jersey appeals court must contain the name, address and telephone numbers of the moving party
• each document submitted to the New Jersey appeals court must contain the case caption
• New Jersey appeal papers submitted to the New Jersey appeals court should be dated and signed
• New Jersey appeal notice of motion specifically stating the relief being sought
• New Jersey appeal brief explaining the reasons for making the New Jersey appeal motion. The New Jersey appeal brief shall not exceed 25 pages.
• white New Jersey appeal covers for movant's New Jersey appeal brief New Jersey appeal covers.
• blue New Jersey appeal covers for movant's New Jersey appeal brief New Jersey appeal covers.
• proof of service stating that two copies of the New Jersey appeal motion was served on the moving party’s opponent
• file the original and four copies of the entire New Jersey appeal motion package with the New Jersey Appeals Court Clerk's Office.
• If the New Jersey appeal motion seeks additional time to file papers (such as a New Jersey appeal brief), state the date by which the moving party can file the New Jersey appeal papers
• If the New Jersey appeal motion seeks additional time to file other papers (such as a New Jersey appeal brief), it is often best to begin preparing those papers so that if the New Jersey appeal motion is granted the moving party shall be able to meet the New Jersey Appeals Court’s old deadline or if the New Jersey appeal motion is granted, the new deadline set by the New Jersey Appeals Court
• If you want oral argument on your New Jersey appeal motion, include a request for such argument in your New Jersey appeal motion papers

NEW JERSEY APPEAL CHECKLIST OF STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN NEW JERSEY APPEAL REQUIREMENTS
The following is a New Jersey appeal checklist for strict enforcement of certain New Jersey appeal requirements for papers filed after July 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013, the Appellate Division Clerk’s Office will be strictly enforcing the following procedures:
• Unless the time is tolled pursuant to R. 2:4-3, New Jersey notices of appeal received after the 45-day periods set forth in R. 2:4-1 will not be filed without a New Jersey appeal motion to file as within time pursuant to R. 2:4-4.
• New Jersey motions for leave to appeal received after the 20-day periods set forth in R. 2:5-6 will not be filed without a New Jersey appeal motion to file as within time pursuant to R. 2:4-4.
• New Jersey appeal motions for reconsideration received after the 10-day period set forth in R. 2:11-6 will not be filed without a New Jersey appeal motion to file as within time.
• New Jersey appeal Formal briefs that exceed the page limits set forth in R. 2:6-7 will not be filed.
• New Jersey appeal letter briefs that exceed the 20-page limit set forth in R. 2:6-2 will not be filed.
• New Jersey appeal motion briefs that exceed the 25-page limit set forth in R. 2:8-1 will not be filed.
• New Jersey appeal briefs that contain a preliminary statement that exceeds the 3-page limit set forth in R. 2:6-2 will not be filed.

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