Court Rule 2:6-12. Number Of Briefs, Appendices And Transcripts To Be Served And Filed

Court Rule 2:6-12. Number of Briefs, Appendices and Transcripts to Be Served and Filed

(a) Two copies of briefs and appendices shall be served on each party to the appeal, and one copy of the transcript shall be served on any one respondent for the use of all respondents. Proof of such service shall be filed simultaneously with the Clerk as prescribed by R. 1:5-3. In all appeals from adult criminal convictions the brief, appendix and transcripts shall be served upon the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Appellate Section as the responding party unless that office notifies the appellant and the court by letter that another party is substituted as respondent.

(b) On appeal to the Appellate Division, five copies of each brief and appendix shall be filed with the clerk of the Appellate Division.

(c) On appeal to the Supreme Court, 9 copies of each brief and appendix shall be filed with the clerk of the Supreme Court; but on appeal from a judgment or order of the Appellate Division, the parties need not prepare new appendices but may file instead 9 copies of their appendices prepared for the Appellate Division, including any opinions, orders or other papers filed subsequent thereto as an appendix to the appellant's Supreme Court brief. On such appeals the clerk of the Appellate Division shall deliver to the clerk of the Supreme Court the original and 3 copies of the transcript.

(d) On appeal to either the Appellate Division or the Supreme Court at least 3 copies of the transcript, in addition to the copy filed by the court reporter supervisor, clerk or agency pursuant to R. 2:5-3(e), shall be filed with the appellate court. In the event the original and copy of the transcript were filed with the clerk of the court from which the appeal is taken prior to the filing of the notice of appeal, the appellant shall, within 10 days after all briefs of all parties have been filed, request the clerk of the court from which the appeal is taken forthwith to transmit the filed copy to the clerk of the court to which the appeal is taken.