Appellate practice is a specialty often viewed as favoring experienced attorneys and requiring an advanced skill set. As a young attorney, I have sought and considered much advice regarding how to pursue an appeal. Here, I share some of what I have learned through experience in several years of appellate advocacy comprising civil and criminal appellate practice, a federal appellate clerkship, and an appellate internship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Throughout, I have found that the fundamentals of hard work and good writing have never steered me wrong, even against the subtle advantages of more experienced counsel.
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