Recent Practice Points

Court Orders Cardinal Sheen’s Remains Moved from NYC to Peoria

By Sanford Hausler – March 7, 2019 | The bishop of Peoria is attempting to have him be declared a saint.

Right to Appeal Waived Despite Lack of Specific Sentence Recommendation

By Sanford Hausler – March 5, 2019 | The Seventh Circuit held that the defendant’s lawyer “unmistakably” advocated for a below-guideline sentence.


Five Simple Writing Tips for Busy Trial Lawyers

By Allen Bonner – June 3, 2019 | Simple brief writing tips to make every brief better.

What Timbs v. Indiana Can Teach Appellate Lawyers About the Question Presented

By Adam C. Reeves – June 3, 2019 | To reach the right answer, your appellate brief must present the right question.

Sound Advice Podcasts

As an Advocate, Welcome Questions from the Bench and Use Them to Win Your Appeal

Everyone fears getting a question during oral argument to which they do not have a good answer. Experienced appellate advocates welcome questions and use them to advance their argument. (8:30 min.)

Optimizing Technology for Appellate Practice

Practical advice for practitioners on how to use technology to achieve efficiencies in preparing appellate briefs and appendices. (15:58 min.)

Appellate Practice

Learn how to get involved with the Appellate Practice Committee and maximize your Section membership!