Problem & Solution–How to Request an Extension of Time to File a Respondent or Reply Brief

Problem: Your adversary just served you with a Record on Appeal and corresponding Appellant Brief (or a Respondent Brief) to which you must respond. Several days go by and you start to realize that there’s no way you’ll be able to write your brief in time for the predetermined deadline! How do you request more time to file your Respondent (or Reply) Brief at the Appellate Division?

Solution: Below are the methods for requesting an extension of time to file a Respondent or Reply Brief at the Appellate Division, First through Fourth Departments.