In the Matter of the Amendment

of Rules of Appellate Procedure:

Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.19(8)1 --           ORDER

Number, Form and Length of Briefs              No. 97-01

and Appendices


     The court held a public hearing March 18, 1997, on the court’s proposal to amend Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.19(8)1 to require that parties file 22 copies of briefs and appendices in the Supreme Court, seven more than the number required by the current rule. No appearances were made at the public hearing and no materials were filed in response to the notice of hearing.

     IT IS ORDERED that, effective July 1, 1997, Wis. Stat. § 809.19(8)1 is amended to read:

     1. Except as provided in s. 809.43, a person who files a brief or appendix in the supreme court shall file 15 22 copies with the court, or such other number as the court directs, and serve 3 copies on each party.

     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that notice of this amendment of the rules of appellate procedure shall be given by a single publication of a copy of this order in the official state newspaper and in an official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

     Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 17th day of April, 1997.

                         BY THE COURT:



                         Marilyn L. Graves, Clerk