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Reply Brief to a Brief in Response to a Petition for Transfer

“What is the purpose of a Reply Brief to a Brief in Response to a Petition for Transfer?”

Assuming a Brief in Response to a Petition for Transfer is filed, the petitioning party has the right to have the last say in the argument and may file a Reply Brief to a Brief in Response to a Petition for Transfer. Ordinarily, there will be a dispositive fact or law the parties disagree with on transfer and this gives the petitioning party the last chance to put for their reasoning for why the Indiana Supreme Court should grant transfer to resolve the issue. It is the last communication the litigants will have with the Indiana Supreme Court unless it grants transfer.

The Reply Brief is limited to three (3) pages or 1,000 words in length in total. There are no extensions. For litigants who have filed the Petition to Transfer, it almost always makes sense to file a Reply Brief if there is any point of contention or issue raised in the Brief in Response to a Petition for Transfer as this is the last point to successfully argue the merits of your case.

Sample of Reply Brief in Support of Petition to Transfer.

Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. advocates have filed numerous briefs in Indiana’s appellate courts, including extensive briefing in the Indiana Supreme Court We are accustomed to the rules and ways to structure a brief to give you your best chance at reversal. We are available to consult with you.

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