What is the word limit for a court of appeals brief in Texas? What is the word limit for an appellate brief in Texas?

What is the word limit for a court of appeals brief in Texas? What is the word limit for an appellate brief in Texas?

An appellant’s brief and an appellee’s brief are both generally limited to 15,000 words, and an appellant’s reply brief is generally limited to 7,500 words (with certain sections of the briefs exempted from the word limit). See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.4(i)(2). In a civil case in the court of appeals, the aggregate of all briefs filed by a party is generally not allowed to exceed 27,000 words. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.4(i)(2)(B). It is possible to file a motion requesting that the court of appeals permit more words than are generally allowed by the rules. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.4(i)(4).

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