Wednesday, September 30, 2009
There are many methods of binding a brief, but not all meet with the approval of the court.
dismissed a motion for default judgment because the brief was "negligently stapled" and drew blood from those who handled it.
In Arkansas, appellate counsel must cover staples with tape. What kind of tape? The rules don't say, but we can assume that duct tape is not what the court has in mind, even though one can now buy it in colors to match the customary blue and red covers sported by appellate briefs.
Running a web search for brief bindings is more likely to turn up an image like this one.
What do the courts in your practice area require--or forbid?