United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Federal and Local Rules of Appellate Procedure
December 1, 2016

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Appendix:

Appendix:
Length Limits Stated in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
 
This chart summarizes the length limits stated in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Please refer to the rules for precise requirements, and bear in mind the following:
 
 
 
 
- You must use the word limit if you produce your document on a computer; and
 
- You must use the page limit if you handwrite your document or type it on a typewriter.
 
 
- You may use the word limit or page limit, regardless of how you produce the document; or
 
- You may use the line limit if you type or print your document with a monospaced typeface. A typeface is monospaced when each character occupies the same amount of horizontal space.
 
One-half the length set by the Appellate Rules for a party's principal brief