Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 15

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fixed time. Two or more respondents may answer jointly. If
required, the Clerk will notify the parties of the time limits for
the filing of any briefs and of the date of any oral argument.
RULES 22 and 23. (RESERVED
)
RULE 24. WAIVER OF FILING FEE
Payment of the filing fee required by Rule 3(f)
(Payment of Fees) or Rule 21(a) (Petition: Service, Content,
and Filing) will be waived, based on financial hardship, in any
case where the appellant (or petitioner) submits a declaration of
financial hardship and that declaration is accepted for filing.
The Court may request additional information, as it deems
appropriate. The declaration of financial hardship will be
subject to the penalty for perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746.
The declaration shall either be on Form 4 in the Appendix of
Forms or contain the detail called for in that form. If the
declaration is found to lack a signature or to be otherwise
noncompliant, it will be returned; not later than the time fixed
by the notice of returned documents, either the filing fee shall
be paid or a new declaration that addresses the deficiencies in
the noncompliant declaration shall be submitted.
RULE 25. FILING AND SERVICE
(a) Document Submission and Filing.
In General
.
A document required or permitted to be
filed in the Court with regard to an appeal or petition for
extraordinary relief shall be submitted to the Clerk with proof
of service.
See
E-Rule 1(a)(6) (Notice of Docket Activity).
Submitted documents otherwise proper for filing shall
generally be filed by the Clerk as of the date of receipt by the
Clerk. Parties are responsible for delivery of any document to
the Court. Confirmation of receipt or filing may be obtained
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