Is it possible to get an extension of the deadline to file an appellate brief (such as an appellant’s brief, appellee’s brief, or reply brief) in a Texas court of appeals?
It is possible to get an extension of the deadline to file an appellate brief. To request such an extension, a party must file a motion that complies with Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 10.5(b). Specifically, the motion must state the existing deadline to file the brief, the length of the extension being sought, the facts which are the basis for seeking the extension (i.e., why the extension is justified), and the number of previous extensions which have already been granted for the deadline to file the brief. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 10.5(b). A filing fee must generally be paid when filing the motion.
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