Deadlines for Submission of Briefs:
- Thursday, April 6, 2023: Deadline for electronic filing of Briefs. Must be transmitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time USA [UTC: 07 April 2023, 06:59].
- TBA: Deadline for electronic filing of Reply Briefs.
Download the revised Brief Submission Form for full instructions and a hard copy mailing address.
Digital files for electronic filing should be transmitted to the Rev. Dr. Kabamba Kiboko, Judicial Council Secretary, at [email protected].
Thirteen  hard copies of the electronic filing should be shipped to:
Rev. Dr. Kabamba Kiboko, Judicial Council Secretary
c/o L. Smith, 1215 Shady Lane, Durham, NC 27712
Correspondence for the Judicial Council should be directed to the Secretary:
Rev. Dr. Kabamba Kiboko, Judicial Council Secretary, at [email protected].
In Re: Request from the College of Bishops of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe Concerning the Legality and Effect of Certain Legislative Actions of the 2022 Session of the Bulgaria-Romania Annual Conference.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Decision on a District Superintendent’s Ruling on Questions of Law Concerning Certain Local Church Disaffiliation Procedures Within the Alabama‑West Florida Annual Conference.
In Re: Request for a Declaratory Decision from the October Special Session of the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference as to Whether the College of Bishops’ Exceeded its Disciplinary Role and Authority by Submitting to the October Special Session a Written Recommendation That the Delegates Hold No Elections and Elect No Bishops to Fill the Episcopal Office Vacancies at the Jurisdictional Conference in November, and Ignored the Disciplinary Provisions that Vests the Authority to Make such Recommendations in the Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Questions of Law Raised During the October Special Session of the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference Regarding Whether Said October Session Is a Legitimate Jurisdictional Conference that Is in Compliance and in Keeping with ¶¶ 27, 518 and 521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline Including the Open Meeting Mandates of ¶ 722 and Whether the Special Session violates the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference Rules, Given that the Body Did Not Adopt a Format to Govern Electronic Meetings, as Required by Roberts Rules of Order?
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Questions of Law Raised During the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference Concerning the Number of Nominees that a Recently Merged Annual Conference May Submit to the Jurisdictional Conference for Election to the Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on a Question Raised during the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference as to Whether Three of the Petitions Before the Body were Out of Order as a Matter of Law.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Questions of Law Concerning the Legality of the Resolution “Queer Delegates’ Call to Center Justice and Empowerment for LGBTQIA+ People in The UMC” Adopted by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on a Question of Law on Whether Officials of the Alabama-West Florida Conference Negated, Ignored, or Violated ¶ 2553.1 of The 2016 Book Of Discipline by Presenting and Requesting a Vote on Disaffiliation of Churches that Have Failed to Establish Bona Fide ‘Reasons Of Conscience’ Regarding a Change in the Requirements and Provisions of The Book Of Discipline Related to the Practice of Homosexuality or the Ordination or Marriage of Self-Avowed and Practicing Homosexuals, as Resolved and Adopted by the 2019 General Conference, or the Actions or Inactions of the Annual Conference Related to Those Issues.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Questions of Law Concerning the Legality of the Resolution “Queer Delegates’ Call to Center Justice and Empowerment for LGBTQIA+ People in The UMC” Adopted by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Questions of Law raised during the North Carolina Annual Conference Concerning Compliance with Conference Procedural Requirements by Local Churches Seeking to Disaffiliate as well as the Sufficiency of the Information Provided to Annual Conference Members Prior to their Vote.
In Re: Review of a Bishop’s Ruling on Two Questions of Law in the Wisconsin Annual Conference, that were Deferred by Decision 1459 Docket 1022-22: “Since the Pastor is not a member of the local congregation, is it appropriate to subject them to the implementation by the Wisconsin Annual Conference of ¶ 2553? … [C]an the conference require clergy to ‘remain with The United Methodist Church, retire, or surrender credentials’…?”
In Re: Questions Concerning the Legality of Certain Actions and Omissions Within the Congo Central Conference and the Legality of Various Actions and Omissions Related to, and/or Stemming from, the 2018 Congo Central Conference Special Session.