A link, on the other hand, is highlighted text contained in the
body of a brief. When clicked, the reader will be taken to another
page within the document. Similarly, a hyperlink is also highlighted text contained in the body of a brief. But when clicked, the
reader will be taken to a page on the Internet.
In the event you are using a browser or word processing program that is not addressed in this article, Division Two of the
Arizona Court of Appeals has an excellent guide to creating links
and printing as a PDF.
Arizona Appellate Courts
ARCAP 13(a) requires that both opening and answering appellate briefs in a civil case contain a table of contents that “should
include bookmarks to” the brief’s table of citations, introduction,
statement of the case, statement of facts, statement of issues,
argument, notice under Rule 21(a), conclusion, and, in the
Arizona Supreme Court and Division One only, an appendix as
outlined in Rule 13. 1.
When drafting your brief, we recommend creating bookmarks
within Microsoft Word. It is easy:
1. Select the text you wish to bookmark. To do so, either
highlight a block of text or place your cursor at the start of a
2. Access the Bookmark feature. This
displays the Bookmark dialog box
(In Word 2003, select “Bookmark”
from the Insert menu. In Word
2007 and 2010, select “Bookmark”
from the Links group on the Insert
3. Name the bookmark and click the Add button.
If you are not using Microsoft Word, most word processing programs use a similar process to create bookmarks.
ARCAP 13. 1(a) states, “A party may file an appendix with the
party’s brief in the Arizona Supreme Court and in Division One of
the Court of Appeals. … A party may file an appendix in Division
Two only if filing a paper brief” (emphasis added).
Arizona Court of Appeals Division One
Division One still permits filers to submit an appendix. But judges
truly appreciate filings that combine
the principal brief with the appendix.
The challenge with a combined filing is
keeping it below the 20 MB limit—per
uploaded file—currently in place. The
result is that the filer must be selective
in deciding what items to include in
the appendix, focusing only on truly
relevant portions of the record. A filer
may save space by using excerpts