Recent Practice Points

Seventh Circuit: Chapter 13 Debtors May Not Appeal In Forma Pauperis

By Sanford Hausler – June 25, 2020 | If the debtor is not able to pay its debts, it must seek relief under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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Fourth Circuit Judge Criticizes Qualified Immunity Doctrine

By Sanford Hausler – June 22, 2020 | Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the Fourth Circuit has criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's doctrine of qualified immunity.

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Appellate Precedent and Executive Power in the Time of COVID-19

By Robert A. O'Donnell – June 19, 2020 | Americans must ask themselves how much they are willing to cede in times of fear.

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Mixed Questions of Fact and Law: Deferential or Plenary Review?

By Katayoun A. Donnelly – June 19, 2020 | Don't be put off by the formulaic presentation of the clearly erroneous standard of review of factual findings in the context of mixed questions of law and fact.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Basics of Appeal Bonds

Daniel Huckabay familiarizes appellate practitioners with the basic fundamentals of obtaining appeal bonds, so that they can help their clients stay enforcement of money judgments and protect their assets. (10:13min.)

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Practice Makes Perfect: Mock Oral Arguments and Effective Oral Advocacy

By Gary L. Sasso, Peter D. Webster and Christine R. Davis – April 9, 2020 | The key to successful oral advocacy is effective preparation. In this podcast, Carlton Fields attorneys Gary Sasso, Peter Webster, and Christine Davis discuss the importance of mock oral arguments in preparing for oral arguments on appeal and in trial court proceedings. (8:55 min.)

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