The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has issued a Notice to Court-Appointed Counsel Regarding Requiremnents for Briefs, which states as follows:
Effective September 1, 2006, counsel appointed under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, must file briefs in accordance with the copy requirements set forth in Fed. R. App. P. 31(b)and 1st Cir. R. 31(b), which require that all parties represented by counsel must submit ten copies of the brief (nine paper copies plus a disk, cd or dvd). See also 1st Cir. R. 32(a). This change has been made to ensure that there are a sufficient number of bound copies of the briefs for thebenefit of the judges and their law clerks. The expense of copying the briefs continues to berecoverable under Section 18, Other Expenses, on CJA Form 20, Appointment of and Authority to Appoint Counsel, and so the change should impose no additional burden on counsel.