Broken Arrow, OK asked in Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma

Q: Oklahoma supreme court filing deadlines?

When filing a writ of cert to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a civil case, how does the filing deadline work? If you have 20 days to file from the date of the appelate courts opinion, do weekends count. What if the deadline day is on a Sunday? Was the petition due on the previous Friday or Monday? Basically the opinion date was Oct 13th, when is the last day to file your civil appeal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: First, I am not an Oklahoma lawyer. That being said, generally the weekend days DO count if the time period is less than 10 days. So if you have say, 20 days, to get a petition in, those are calendar days. BUT if the last day of the time period falls on a weekend day (or federal holiday) then the time period is extended to the next day that is NOT a weekend day. I can't answer the last question, but your local rules should clear that up.

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