A Brief in Response to a Petition to Transfer is not required. However, depending upon the basis raised in the Petition to Transfer, filing a Brief in Response to a Petition to Transfer maybe prudent. This is particularly the case if Petition to Transfer raises one of types of cases the Indiana Supreme Court looks for to accept transfer. If this is the case, you should consider filing a Brief in Response to a Petition to Transfer. This is a decision you should make with your appellate counsel.
The Brief in Response to the Petition to Transfer can be no longer than ten (10) pages, or 4,200 words in length, whichever is longer. Normally page length provides more words to argue in your brief and you may need every word possible to properly Respond. In addition, the Brief in Response to the Petition to Transfer can only respond to the contentions raised in the Petition to Transfer, nothing more or nothing less. The Brief in Response to the Petition to Transfer must be filed within twenty (20) days after service of the Petition to Transfer. No extensions of time are granted.
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