In June, I wrote about a proposal before the Texas Supreme Court to adopt a word-count rule for Texas appellate briefs instead of the current page limits.
Last Friday, the Court moved one step closer to making it official, ordering that the new amendments be published for comment (PDF). The rules formally remain open for comment until November 1, 2012.
The order does not specify an effective date, but if (like me) you already have brief deadlines falling in November, you should take a look.
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1 D. Todd Smith // Aug 16, 2012 at 8:35 am
Thanks for the h/t, Don. I noticed the absence of an effective date, too. Scott Stolley says it’s December 1. http://texasappellatewatch.typepad.com/texas-appellate-watch/2012/08/texas-supreme-court-proposes-word-count-limit.html