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October 17, 2022 Council of Appellate Lawyers

Editor's Note

By Nancy M. Olson

It has been seven years since Appellate Issues examined issues surrounding amicus curiae appellate practice, and that is the timely theme of our Fall Edition. This edition features articles covering wide-ranging amicus-related topics, such as how to be the best friend to the court you can be, the evolution of amicus practice by state attorneys general, updates to the Supreme Court’s amicus-related rules, and an interview with a renowned appellate practitioner who discusses some tips and tricks of the trade.

This robust edition would not have been possible without the invaluable assistance of the Appellate Issues editorial board. To that end, I would like to extend many thanks to Kelsey Brey, Geoffrey Kearney, Caitlin Mitchell, Linda Morkan, Nathan Wilson, Rebekah Meier Wilson, and Jonathan Zell for their ongoing assistance in reviewing and editing articles.

As we prepare to gather at the in-person Summit in November 2022, I hope you enjoy this slate of amicus-themed articles and that their thoughtful advice and reflections helps enhance your practice.

Thank you for your ongoing readership and support. If this edition has inspired you to write an article for a future edition of Appellate Issues, including the upcoming Summit issue, please email me. 

Nancy M. Olson

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