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. The order has been changed to now specify an effective date of December 1, 2012.

h/t: Texas Appellate Law Blog