Extensions of Time in the Fifth Circuit

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Let's be honest. Most state-court appellate practitioners find the Fifth Circuit a little byzantine. But one thing the Fifth Circuit does right is allow the clerk's office to grant short unopposed briefing extensions—up to 15 days—over the telephone. The circuit court has even done away with the requirement that the requesting counsel send a confirmation letter to the clerk, with a copy to all parties.

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