Every document, whether prepared under Rule 33.1 or Rule
33.2, shall comply with the following provisions:
- 1. Each document shall bear on its cover, in the order indicated, from
the top of the page:
- (a) the docket number of the case or, if there is none, a space
- (b) the name of this Court;
- (c) the caption of the case as appropriate in this Court;
- (d) the nature of the proceeding and the name of the court from
which the action is brought (e. g., "On Petition for Writ of Certiorari
to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit";
or, for a merits brief, "On Writ of Certiorari to the United States
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit");
- (e) the title of the document (e. g., "Petition for Writ
of Certiorari," "Brief for Respondent," "Joint
- (f) the name of the attorney who is counsel of record for the party
concerned (who must be a member of the Bar of this Court except as
provided in Rule 9.1), and on whom service is
to be made, with a notation directly thereunder identifying the attorney
as counsel of record and setting out counsel's office address, e-mail address, and telephone
number. Only one counsel of record may be noted on a single document, except that counsel of record for each party must be listed on the
cover of a joint appendix.
The names of other members of the Bar of this Court or of the bar of
the highest court of a State acting as counsel, and, if desired, their
addresses, may be added, but counsel of record shall be clearly identified.
Names of persons other than attorneys admitted to a state bar may not
be listed, unless the party is appearing pro se, in which case
the party's name, address, and telephone number shall appear.
- (g) The foregoing
shall be displayed in an appropriate typographic manner and, except
for the identification of counsel, may not be set in type smaller than
standard 11 point, if the document is prepared as required by Rule
- 2. Every document exceeding five pages (other than a joint appendix),
whether prepared under Rule 33.1 or Rule
33.2, shall contain a table of contents and a table of cited authorities
(i. e., cases alphabetically arranged, constitutional provisions,
statutes, treatises, and other materials) with references to the pages in
the document where such authorities are cited.
- 3. The body of every document shall bear at its close the name of counsel
of record and such other counsel, identified on the cover of the document
in conformity with subparagraph 1(g) of this Rule, as may be desired.
- 4. Every appendix to a document must be preceded by a table of
contents that provides a description of each document in the
- 5. All references to a provision of federal statutory law should
ordinarily be cited to the United States Code, if the provision has
been codified therein. In the event the provision has not been
classified to the United States Code, citation should be to the
Statutes at Large. Additional or alternative citations should be
provided only if there is a particular reason why those citations are
relevant or necessary to the argument.