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About A Practitioner's Guide to Appellate Advocacy
A Practitioner's Guide to Appellate Advocacy takes you step-by-step through the process of appellate advocacy. With diverse viewpoints from appellate advocates in private practice, government and academia, the book provides practical and expert advice for improving your appellate practice. Topics include:
The Appellate Court's Role in the Federal Judiciary
Professionalism and Ethics in Appellate Advocacy
Preserving Issues for Appeal , Jurisdiction and Standard of Review
Electronic Filing and Initial Filing
Settlement of Cases on Appeal
Record on Appeal and the Joint Appendix
The Appellate Brief, including the introduction and statement of the issues, substantive statements and summary of argument
Post-briefing, Post-argument, and Post-Decision Filings
The book also examines the significant variations among the circuits with a focus on each circuit's geographic jurisdiction, its local rules governing motions, mediation, briefs, oral argument, appendices, and the publication of its decisions.
"This readily accessible single volume offers sound advice that runs the gamut of appellate practice. It provides excellent background and insight to lawyers on a range of relevant topics, from filing the appeal, to writing the brief, to presenting the oral argument ... A Practitioner's Guide to Appellate Advocacy explains strategies calculated to assist counsel in fully utilizing all their opportunities, as it draws on the experiences of the very best practitioners and scholars. In my view, the Guide will be invaluable to all lawyers who seek to improve their appellate skills."
Robert Bruce King United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit Charleston, West Virginia