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Local Rule 28.1. Briefs


(a) Form of Brief. A brief must be concise, logically arranged with proper headings, and free of irrelevant matter. The court may disregard a brief that does not comply with this rule.


(b) Appellant's Brief. At the beginning of the statement of the case, an appellant's brief must: 

(1) describe the nature of the case and the relevant procedural history;
(2) identify the judge or agency official who rendered the decision being appealed from;
(3) indicate the disposition below; and
(4) cite the decision or supporting opinion, if reported


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