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DC Court of Appeals Rules

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    Rule 1. Title and Scope of Rules; Definitions
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    Rule 2. Seal
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    Rule 2.1 Suspension of Rules
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    Rule 3. Appeal as of Right — How taken
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    Rule 4. Appeal as of Right — When taken
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    Rule 5. Appeals by Permission Pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-721 (d) (2001)
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    Rule 6. Appeals by Application Pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-721 © (2001) and § 17-301 (2001)
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    Rule 7. Bond for Costs on Appeal in a Civil Case
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    Rule 8. Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal
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    Rule 9. Release or Detention in a Criminal Case
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    Rule 10. The Record on Appeal
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    Rule 11. Transmission of the Record
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    Rule 12. Docketing the Appeal; Filing the Record; Sealing the Record
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    Rule 13. Dismissal of Appeal
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    Rule 14. Appeal Conferences
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    Rule 15. Review of Agency Orders
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    Rule 16. Record on Review
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    Rule 17. Filing of the Record
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    Rule 18. Stay Pending Review
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    Rule 19. Conditions Pending Appeal
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    Rule 20. Applicability of Other Rules
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    Rule 21. Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition, and Other Extraordinary Writs
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    Rule 22. Certification of Questions of Law
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    Rule 23. Reserved
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    Rule 24. Proceeding Without Prepayment of Costs (In Forma Pauperis)
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    Rule 25. Filing and Service
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    Rule 26. Computing and Extending Time
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    Rule 26.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement
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    Rule 27. Motions
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    Rule 28. Briefs
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    Rule 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae
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    Rule 30. Appendix to the Briefs
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    Rule 31. Serving and Filing Briefs
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    Rule 32. Form of Briefs, Appendices, and Other Papers
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    Rule 33. Calendaring of Cases
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    Rule 34. Oral Argument
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    Rule 35. Petition for Hearing or Rehearing En Banc; En Banc Determination
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    Rule 36. Entry of Judgment; Notice; Opinions
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    Rule 37. Interest on Judgment
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    Rule 38. Sanctions
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    Rule 39. Costs
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    Rule 40. Petition for Rehearing by the Division
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    Rule 41. Mandate: Contents; Issuance and Effective Date; Stay; Remand; Recall; and Disciplinary Matters
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    Rule 42. Appearance and Withdrawal of Attorneys; Self-representation
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    Rule 43. Substitution of Parties
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    Rule 44. Challenges to Statutes of the United States or the District of Columbia
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    Rule 45. Clerk’s Duties
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    Rule 46. Admission to the Bar
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    Rule 47. Masters
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    Rule 48. Legal Assistance by Law Students
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    Rule 49. Unauthorized Practice of Law
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    Rule 50. Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia
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    Schedule of Fees and Costs