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(5) an argument, beginning with a summary and
containing the appellant's contentions with respect to the issues
and the reasons for those contentions, with citations to the
authorities and pages of the record before the agency; and,
(6) a short conclusion stating the precise relief sought.
(b)
Secretary's Brief.
(1)
Content
. The Secretary shall file a brief that
conforms to the requirements of subsection (a), but a statement
of the issues or of the case need not be made unless the
Secretary is dissatisfied with the appellant's statement.
(2)
Assertion of Board error.
The Secretary shall
include in the argument section of the brief any agreement with
the appellant's assertion of Board error, as well as any
independent assertion of Board error deemed material and
relevant to the matters on appeal.
(3)
Appropriate relief.
For any assertion of Board
error by the Secretary, the Secretary shall identify the relief
that the Secretary considers appropriate.
(c)
Reply Brief.
The appellant may file a brief in reply
to the Secretary's brief. The reply brief shall contain a table of
authorities that conforms to the requirements of subsection
(a)(2).
(d) Intervenor's Brief.
An intervenor may file a brief
not later than 30 days after the appellant's reply brief is filed or
due.
See
Rule 31(a) (Filing and Service of Briefs–Time
Limits). An intervenor's brief shall conform to the
requirements of subsection (a), but a statement of the issues or
of the case need not be made if the intervenor adopts either the
appellant's or the Secretary's statement.
(e)
Self-Represented Party's Brief.
Only a self-
represented party may submit an informal brief. The informal
brief form provided by the Court may be used. Informal briefs
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