Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is it time time gets a nip and tuck at CAAF?

The Eye has it on good authority that CAAF is considering a little nip and tuck on filing times in 2008. One anticipated move is a reduction in first enlargements of time from 30 to 15 days unless, of course, there are extraordinary circumstances warranting extra time.

Parkinson's Law states that work expands to fill the time allotted for its completion. Will less time necessarily result in less work?

1 comment:

Dwight Sullivan said...

Sorry, but this is another one of those comments that begins with, "When I was a captain . . . ."

When I was a captain at Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense during the Reagan and first Bush Administrations, one simply didn't seek enlargements from CAAF. (Well, it was then called CMA, but one didn't seek enlargements from them either.) My view of enlargement practice at CAAF is that it's ulimately more work for the counsel, since the counsel has to prepare and file the substantive submission AND an enlargement request instead of simply the substantive submission. Anything that deters counsel from seeking enlargements from CAAF is a good thing in my book.