When is the deadline to file an appellee’s brief in Texas?

The deadline to file an appellee’s brief is generally 30 days after the date the appellant’s brief was filed. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 38.6(b). However, in an accelerated appeal, the deadline is generally 20 days after the appellant’s brief was filed. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 38.6(b). If the appellant does not file a brief, the deadline to file an appellee’s brief is generally 30 days after the date the appellant’s brief was due (or 20 days in an accelerated appeal). See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 38.6(b).

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