Supreme Court Appellate Court E-Services FAQs about submitting Briefs Guidelines for Electronic Submission of Briefs and Appendices 1. The technical standards approved and promulgated by the Office of the Chief
Court Administrator are adopted for the purpose of the electronic submission
of Supreme Court and Appellate Court briefs and appendices. The
standards may be viewed on the Judicial Branch website.
enrolling in E-Services may be viewed on the Judicial Branch website.
2. In order to electronically submit your brief and appendix, you must:
Log in to E-Services and select Upload Supreme/Appellate Briefs & Appendices.
Search for your case by party name, case name, docket number or juris number. If a list of cases appears, click on your appellate
docket number to reach the case detail page for your case.
Select the type of document you would like to upload from the drop down menu.
Select your appeal party class and the type of document you are submitting.
Upload your document by browsing through your files and selecting the appropriate PDF document. See #3 of this document for more information about
Review the uploaded document. If it is the correct document, check the certification box and click "Submit this Document."
Print the confirmation of electronic submission page.
3. An electronically submitted brief and appendix must be in Portable Document
Format (PDF). Information about free PDF conversion software is available on
the Judicial branch website. Direct conversion of documents to a searchable PDF format with Optical
Character Recognition (OCR) is strongly encouraged. Regardless of the method used to create the PDF document (conversion or scanning), the file size may
not exceed 20 megabytes (MB).
4. When the brief and/or appendix has
been submitted electronically, the submitting party will receive an e-mail
confirmation. A copy of the e-mail and/or the confirmation of electronic
submission must be retained for the pendency of the appeal and a paper copy
must be submitted with the original paper brief and/or appendix when filed
with the Office of the Appellate Clerk.
5. A party who has
electronically submitted a brief and/or appendix must electronically deliver
the submission as an attached PDF copy to the last known e-mail address of
each counsel of record for whom an e-mail address has been provided. A copy
of the submission must be sent by conventional mail to self-represented
parties. Proof of notice, in whatever form provided, must be retained for
the pendency of the appeal. This does not supplant the certification
requirements that must be satisfied when a paper brief and/or appendix is
6. Electronic submission of any other material is prohibited.
7. Users must certify, by checking a box on the appropriate screen,
that an electronically submitted brief and/or appendix (a) is a true copy
of the paper brief and/or appendix filed with the Office of the Appellate
Clerk; (b) has been redacted, if necessary; and (c) is free of computer
8. Electronic submission of a brief and/or appendix does
not eliminate the requirement of filing a paper brief and/or appendix with
the Office of the Appellate Clerk and the appropriate number of copies in
accordance with applicable Practice Book rules.