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RULE 213
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF

A brief of an amicus curiae may be filed only by leave of the appellate court granted on motion, or at the request of the appellate court. The brief may be conditionally filed with the motion for leave to file. A motion for leave shall identify the interest of the applicant and shall state the reasons why a brief of an amicus curiae is desirable. The brief shall be limited to argument of the issues on appeal as presented by the parties and shall comply with the requirements of Rules 208(b) and 211. If leave to file an amicus curiae brief is granted, the appellate court will specify the period in which a response to the brief may be filed.