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.)
The Supreme Court's Talmudic Debate on Meanings of Guilt, Innocence, and Finality
Based on a law review article (73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1243) discussing the Scalia/Stevens debate in the Supreme Court, over finality in criminal cases. (23:49 min.)
Five Principles for Good Legal Writing
Appellate attorney David Coale offers tips and discusses key principles for good brief writing. (17:44 min.)
Ten Tips for Oral Argument
Supreme Court and appellate attorneys Ruthanne Deutsch and Hyland Hunt discuss ways to best prepare for and present oral argument. (23:54 min.)
The Appellate Dream Team
Jason Steed outlines the five skill sets that attorneys need for a successful appellate practice. (17:54 min.)
How Attorneys Can Prepare and Conduct Oral Arguments for a Multi-Judge Panel
Ted Hirt interviews William Jay regarding the best practices for preparing to argue in front of a multi-judge panel. (9:02 min.)
Rules and Strategic Considerations for Cross-Appeals
In cases of a mixed judgment the judgment process is complicated. Appellate expert Jennifer Swize discusses Rule 28.1 and what to consider when planning a cross-appeal. (11:40 min.)
Are Rule 50 Motions Required to Preserve Error for Purely Legal Questions?
Dallas litigator Kelli Bills reviews some of the latest rulings from around the country regarding Rule 50 motions. (11:07 min.)
The Last 24 Hours Before Oral Argument
Advanced preparation is critical to the success of oral argument. In this Sound Advice, Kannon Shanmugam and Ted Hirt discuss ideas for what to do in the final stages of the preparation process. (9:43 min)
Common Mistakes in Appellate Practice and How to Avoid Them
Veteran appellate attorney Mark Fulks highlights some common mistakes during the appeal process, in hopes that you will avoid those issues in your practice. (13:21 min.)
Section 1292 (a-1)—Order or Injunction?
Appellate specialist Sonia O’Donnell explains the difference between an order and an injunction under section 1292(a-1). (08:51 min)
It's in the Briefs: How to Win Before You Utter a Word
Oral argument is vital in the appellate process. Judge Joseph Greenaway outlines strategies for brief writing that will put you ahead of opposing counsel. (08:36 min)
Advice on Making the Most of your First Appellate Brief
Your first experience with an appeal may be different from the trial courts you’re used to. Listen as Haley Maple offers advice on making the most of your first appellate brief. (11:45 min)
Ethical Issues on Appeal
Generally lawyers do not worry about ethical concerns during the appeals process. Listen as ethics expert Larry Fox highlights several scenarios where potential ethical issues could arise.
Learn how to get your case into the court of appeals before final judgment as the multiple categories of appellate jurisdiction are explained.
Best Practices of Oral Advocacy in an Appellate Setting
Appellate oral arguments can differ from those used at trial. Listen as Thomas J. Donlon outlines some of the best practices of oral advocacy in an appellate setting. (08:02 min)