Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 9A sets forth detailed requirements governing the format of summary judgment documents.
Separate memorandum. A motion for summary judgment must be accompanied by a separate memorandum of law “stating the reasons, including supporting authorities, why the motion should be granted.” Rule 9A(a)(1).
Format. All summary judgment papers (motions, memoranda, oppositions, etc.), except for exhibits, must be filed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, must be typed in at least 12-point type and must be double spaced. Although the title of the case, footnotes and quotations may be single spaced, they still must be in 12-point type.
Titles. The title of each document must appear on the first page thereof.
Length. Memoranda of law supporting or opposing the motion are limited to 20 pages unless leave of court is obtained. Reply memoranda are limited to 10 pages. Note, however, that a reply memorandum, filed pursuant to Rule 9A(a)(3) without leave of court, is limited to five pages. The length limits do not apply to either the parties’ consolidated Statement of Material Facts or the Joint Appendix of Exhibits. Leave of court to exceed length limits may be obtained as provided in Rule 9A(a)(5), and any expanded page limit allowed by the court will apply to all parties.
Email addresses. A party or attorney who has an email address must include the address on all papers filed. Rule 9A(a)(6).