I just got a stack of papers from the local court clerk. It seems that my ex-wife successfully persuaded the appellate clerk to add about 150 pages to the record. It includes a lot of her gripes that don't seem to have much to do with the appeal. But I guess she can include any of the case documents that she wants.
The clerk wants acknowledgement that I received the papers. Am I supposed to write a friendly letter, or what?
It seems to me that the clerk could automate a lot of this stuff. It already maintains a web site listing the case docket. Why doesn't it send me an email asking me to check a box on a web site? Then no one would have to keep track of it.