04 NCAC 10B .0305          BRIEFS TO THE FULL COMMISSION

(a)  An appellant shall file a Form 44 Application for Review and brief in support of his grounds for review with the Commission, with a certificate indicating service on the appellee, within 25 days after receipt of the transcript, or receipt of notice that there will be no transcript.  The appellee shall have 25 days from service of the appellant's brief to file a reply brief with the Commission, with written statement of service on the appellant.  When the appellant fails to file a brief, the appellee shall file his brief within 25 days after the appellant's time for filing brief has expired.  A party who fails to file a brief shall not be allowed oral argument before the Full Commission.  If both parties appeal, they shall each file an appellant's and appellee's brief on the schedule set forth in this Rule.  If the matter has not been calendared for hearing, any party may file with the Docket Director a written stipulation to a single extension of time not to exceed 15 days.  In no event shall the cumulative extensions of time exceed 30 days.

(b)  After request for review has been given to the Full Commission, any motions related to the issues for review before the Full Commission shall be filed with the Full Commission, with service on the other parties. Motions related to the issues for review including motions for new trial, to amend the record, or to take additional evidence, filed during the pendency of a request for review to the Full Commission shall be argued before the Full Commission at the time of the hearing of the request for review.

(c)  Cases shall be cited to the North Carolina Reports, the North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports, or the North Carolina Reporter, and when possible, to the Southeastern Reporter. Counsel shall not discuss matters outside the record, assert personal opinions or relate personal experiences, or attribute wrongful acts or motives to opposing counsel.

(d)  Briefs to the Full Commission shall not exceed 35 pages, excluding attachments. No page limit applies to the length of attachments.  Briefs shall be prepared using a 12 point type, shall be double spaced, and shall be prepared with non-justified right margins. Each page of the brief shall be numbered at the bottom right of the page.  When a party quotes or paraphrases testimony or other evidence from a transcript of the evidence or from an exhibit in the party's brief, the party shall include, at the end of the sentence in the brief that quotes or paraphrases the testimony or other evidence, a parenthetic entry that designates the source of the quoted or paraphrased material and the page number location within the applicable source.  The party shall use "T" for transcript, "Ex" for exhibit, and "p" for page number.  For example, (1) if a party quotes or paraphrases material located in the transcript on page 11, the party shall use the following format "(T p 11)" and (2) if a party quotes or paraphrases material located in an exhibit on page 12, the party shall use the following format "(Ex p 12)".  When a party quotes or paraphrases testimony or other evidence in the transcript of a deposition in the party's brief, the party shall include, at the end of the sentence in the brief that quotes or paraphrases the testimony or other evidence from the deposition, a parenthetic entry that contains the name of the person deposed and the page number location within the transcript of the deposition.  For example, if a party quotes or paraphrases the testimony of John Smith, located on page 11 of the transcript of the deposition, the party shall use the following format "(Smith p 11)".

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-296; 143-300;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Recodified from 04 NCAC 10B .0306 Eff. April 17, 2000;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014; May 1, 2000.