(a) Applicability. This rule applies to those proceedings that invoke the discretionary jurisdiction of the supreme court described in rule 9.030(a)(2)(A).
(b) Commencement. The jurisdiction of the supreme court described in rule 9.030(a)(2)(A) shall be invoked by filing a notice, accompanied by any filing fees prescribed by law, with the clerk of the district court of appeal within 30 days of rendition of the order to be reviewed.
(c) Notice. The notice shall be substantially in the form prescribed by rule 9.900. The caption shall contain the name of the lower tribunal, the name and designation of at least 1 party on each side, and the case number in the lower tribunal. The notice shall contain the date of rendition of the order to be reviewed and the basis for invoking the jurisdiction of the supreme court.
(d) Briefs on Jurisdiction. The petitioner’s brief, with the argument section limited solely to the issue of the supreme court’s jurisdiction, and accompanied by an appendix containing only a conformed copy of the decision of the district court of appeal, shall be served within 10 days of filing the notice to invoke the court’s discretionary jurisdiction. The respondent’s brief on jurisdiction shall be served within 30 days after service of petitioner’s brief. Formal requirements for both briefs are specified in rule 9.210. No reply brief shall be permitted.
(e) Accepting or Postponing Decision on Jurisdiction; Record. If the supreme court accepts or postpones decision on jurisdiction, the court shall so order and advise the parties and the clerk of the district court of appeal. Within 25 days thereafter or such other time set by the court, the clerk shall electronically transmit the record. The clerk shall transmit separate Portable Document Format (“PDF”) files of:
(1) the contents of the record as described in rule 9.200(a) and (c);
(2) the transcript as described in rule 9.200(b); and
(3) the documents filed in the district court in the record on appeal format described in rule 9.200(d)(1).
(f) Additional Issues on Review or Cross-Review. As specified in rule 9.210, if the petitioner or respondent intends to raise issues for review in the supreme court independent of those on which jurisdiction is based, the petitioner or respondent must identify those issues in the statement of the issues included in their brief on jurisdiction.
(g) Briefs on Merits. Within 35 days of rendition of the order accepting or postponing decision on jurisdiction, the petitioner shall serve the initial brief on the merits. Additional briefs, including any briefs on cross-review, shall be served as prescribed by rule 9.210.