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Do you possess the key characteristics shared by all good appellate lawyers? And how do you go about establishing a practice in this field?
Document automation tools will reduce your potential embarrassment and malpractice exposure and have a positive impact on your bottom line.
These guidelines are designed to elicit rave reviews from your colleagues, your clients, and—most importantly—the judges.
Understanding what makes an excellent appellate record gives you a better shot at prevailing on appeal—and also can help you win the original court case.
Medical triage categories can help you determine which writ petitions to pursue and how to draft them.
Most legal writing is bad writing. Produce a well-written brief, and your judges will nearly overflow with gratitude.
Carefully crafting and soliciting amicus support gives you another means of persuading the court on behalf of your client.
Done correctly, complex e-briefs are a powerful tool of persuasion that can simplify the work of appellate judges and their clerks.
The author shares four simple rules that have guided his appellate practice.
A law school career counselor offers advice on how to go about securing a clerkship.
The application process is like a black box to many would-be clerks. This former clerk explains what to expect.
A former clerk details the daily responsibilities and lasting impressions of life on the Ninth Circuit.
A former clerk on the California Court of Appeal reviews her main activities as a clerk and offers tips for those thinking of clerking at the state level.
After leaving the appellate bench, the author needed to relearn the habits and approaches crucial to success as an appellate advocate.
Undertake the necessary due diligence by asking vendors about five key aspects of legal software and the nuances they present.
The most significant changes to data breach litigation will likely come from regulators and legislatures, not courts.
How can parties to a successful mediation prevent an appellate court from ignoring their agreement?
The initial reluctance of the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved in the gay marriage debate is striking.
The rehabilitative impulses from 40 years ago have been countered by “tough on crime” rhetoric.
With tobacco use on the rise, Latin America is failing to live up to its obligations under human rights treaties.
A new solo appellate practitioner offers lessons she learned during her first year.
Tablets are ideal for the appellate lawyer in three key areas: preparation, drafting, and argument.
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