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27 Jun, 2022

Supreme Court Set to Update Rules

2022-06-27T14:31:49-05:00June 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

The Supreme Court is set to revise a number of rules early next term which relate to the filing of briefs, motions, applications, and documents under seal.  A number of the changes will simply conform to long-standing practice, while others will change the way Cockle Legal Briefs prepares filings.  The most relevant proposals, which have [...]

21 Jun, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals Briefs—Full Service Preparation!

2022-06-21T16:32:24-05:00June 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Preparing a U.S. court of appeals filing can be overwhelming. You must meet precise formatting and technical requirements while complying with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and each of the thirteen circuits’ ever-changing local rules. That's why Cockle decided to bring the same energy and focus that allowed us to become industry leaders [...]

29 Mar, 2022

U.S. Courts of Appeals Templates—Microsoft Word

2022-05-04T12:18:51-05:00March 29th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Preparing a U.S. Court of Appeals filing can be overwhelming. You must meet precise formatting and technical requirements while complying with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and each of the thirteen Circuits’ ever-changing local rules. That's why we’ve partnered with Looking Glass. Their proprietary Microsoft Word templates include all the required elements of a [...]

13 Dec, 2021

Supreme Court Distribution: Lists and Relists, Explained

2021-12-13T14:48:29-06:00December 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The Supreme Court’s case distribution schedule identifies the dates on which petitions for writs of certiorari, along with corresponding briefs in opposition, amicus briefs and reply briefs, will be distributed (sent upstairs to chambers) to the justices. It also identifies the dates on which those petitions are scheduled to be considered (reviewed) by the justices [...]

21 Jul, 2021

Supreme Court Returns to Booklets

2021-07-21T11:06:30-05:00July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

July 21, 2021 In a sign that the staff at One First Street are returning to normal business, the Supreme Court on July 19, 2021 rescinded two procedural orders that relaxed certain filing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. For petitions seeking Supreme Court review, the extended 150-day filing deadline returns to 90 days (the norm [...]

5 Feb, 2021

Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals Templates Coming Soon!

2021-02-05T12:14:38-06:00February 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Preparing a federal circuit court of appeals filing can be intimidating. You must meet precise formatting and technical requirements while complying with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and each circuit's ever-changing local rules. A non-compliant federal circuit court brief can even be rejected at docketing, thereby damaging your—or your client's—pursuit of justice. Mastering these [...]

1 Feb, 2021

Supreme Court and Circuit Court Brief Template, Discount Offer

2021-07-14T09:15:52-05:00February 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

There are tons of great reasons to purchase a Looking Glass Supreme Court or Circuit Court legal brief template: they come completely formatted, include detailed guidance notes in most cases, and are competitively priced. Need another reason? We've partnered with Looking Glass to assist you in the event that you require printing/typesetting/formatting services.  Cockle will [...]

20 Jan, 2021

Better Than Microsoft Word—Supreme Court Brief Template

2021-01-20T16:03:12-06:00January 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

So, you have an upcoming Supreme Court brief to file, and can't quite figure out the Court's odd margin requirements on your computer. You've tried adjusting your Microsoft Word .doc margins, but something isn't adding up. You know your template’s margins should measure 4 1/8- by 7 1/8-inches or smaller, but Microsoft Word doesn't exactly [...]