Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 61

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(b) Filing and Service of Documents.
Expedited
proceedings will be scheduled as directed by the Court. Unless
otherwise ordered, the appellant's principal brief shall be
served and submitted for filing not later than 20 days after the
record before the agency has been served on the appellant; the
Secretary's brief shall be served and submitted for filing not
later than 20 days after service of the appellant's brief; and any
reply brief shall be served and submitted for filing not later
than 10 days after filing of the Secretary's brief. Unless
otherwise ordered, the time to submit the record of proceedings
for filing under Rule 28.1(a)(3) (Record of Proceedings–Time
for Filing) is reduced to 7 days.
(c) Form and Length of Briefs.
Briefs submitted for
filing under this Rule shall comply with Rules 25 (Filing and
Service), 28 (Briefs), and 32 (Form of Briefs, Appendices, and
Other Documents), except that principal briefs shall be limited
to 15 pages, reply briefs shall be limited to 7 pages, and a table
of authorities is not required.
RULE 48. SEALING OF CASES
See also
Rule 6 (Protection of Privacy)
(a) Cases Involving Protected Records.
If, during
the time periods set out in Rule 10 (The Record Before the
Agency) or at any other time during a proceeding before the
Court, the parties identify records protected by 38 U.S.C. §
7332 and at least one of the parties believes that disclosure of
such records is required in such proceedings and further, the
parties cannot agree with respect to the disclosure of such
records, the party requesting disclosure shall make immediate
application therefore, pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 7332(b)(2)(D),
caption the case "I
N RE
: S
EALED
C
ASE
N
O
.
[insert Court docket
number]" (not disclosing the identity of any individual), and
serve on the protected person or successor in interest a copy of
the application. Such application shall include a statement
specifying those steps taken by the parties to reach agreement
before application was made to the Court. Upon receipt of
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