§ 12.11Formalities of filing of documents with the Proceedings Clerk.
(a)Number of copies. Unless otherwise specifically provided, or unless filed by fax or e-mail in accordance with the requirements of § 12.10(a)(2), an original and one conformed copy of all documents shall be filed with the Proceedings Clerk.
(b)Title page. All documents filed with the Proceedings Clerk must include at the head thereof, or on a title page, the name of the Commission, the title of the proceeding, the docket number (if one has yet been assigned by the Proceedings Clerk), the subject of the particular document and the name of the person on whose behalf the document is being filed. In the complaint the title of the proceeding shall include the names of all the complainants and respondents, but in documents subsequently filed it is sufficient to state the name of the first complainant and first respondent named in the complaint.
(c)Format. All documents filed under the Reparation Rules shall be typewritten, printed, or, if a party is not represented by counsel, in plainly legible handwriting. Documents sent in hardcopy must be on good quality white paper, 81/2 by 111/2 inches and bound at the top only. Documents e-mailed in accordance with the requirements of § 12.10(a)(2) must be in PDF or other non-alterable form. All documents must be double-spaced, except for quotations more than 3 lines and footnotes, both of which should be single-spaced.
(d)Signature. The original copy of all papers must be signed in ink by the person filing the same or by his duly authorized agent or attorney.
(e)Length and form of briefs. All briefs filed with the Proceedings Clerk containing more than 10 pages shall include an index and a table of cases and other authorities cited. The date of each brief shall appear on its front cover or title page and on its signature page. No brief shall exceed 35 pages in length, except with the permission of the Commission, or the Judgment Officer or Administrative Law Judge, before whom the matter is then pending.
[49 FR 6621, Feb. 22, 1984, as amended at 73 FR 63361, Oct. 24, 2008]
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