of Submissions to Board, Committees and Bar Counsel
- Typewritten. Documents filed in formal proceedings, other
than correspondence, if not printed, shall be typewritten on paper
cut or folded to letter size, 8 to 8-1/2 inches wide by 11 inches
long, with left-handed margin not less than 1-1/2 inches wide
and other margins not less than 1 inch. The impression shall be
on only one side of the paper and shall be double-spaced, except
that quotations in excess of a few lines may be single-spaced
and indented. Reproduced copies shall be accepted as typewritten,
provided all copies are legible.
- Printed Material. Printed documents shall not be less
than 12-point type on unglazed paper cut or folded so as not to
exceed 8-1/2 inches wide by 11 inches long, with inside margin
not less than 1 inch wide, and with double-spaced text and single-spaced,
indented quotations. Documents, other than correspondence, shall
be bound by staples or otherwise appropriately assembled.
- Length of Briefs. Except by special order of the Chair
of the Hearing Committee or the Chair of the Board, the brief
for Bar Counsel or respondent shall not exceed 50 pages in length.
A reply brief, if any, shall not exceed 20 pages.
- Documentary Evidence. All copies of documentary evidence
filed with the Board Office pursuant to Board Rule 7.15 shall
be on paper cut or folded to letter size, 8 to 8-1/2 inches wide
by 11 inches long. Reproduced copies shall be legible. All original
documents and copies shall be filed with an index and the copies
shall be tabbed.
- Execution. Except as may be otherwise ordered or requested
by the Chair of the Hearing Committee concerned or the Board,
all original pleadings shall be signed in ink by the party in
interest, or by counsel, and shall show the office address and
telephone number of such party or counsel. All other copies filed
shall be fully conformed.
Petitions and other pleadings need
not be under oath except as provided in D.C. Code Section 11-2503(b).
However, the signature of the person subscribing any such document
filed in a proceeding constitutes a certificate by the subscriber
that the individual has read the document being subscribed and
filed and knows the contents thereof; that if executed in any
representative capacity, the document has been subscribed and
executed in the capacity specified upon the document with full
power and authority to do so; that the contents are true as stated,
except as to matters and things, if any, stated on information
and belief, and that as to those matters and things, the subscribers
believes them to be true.