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Single Dismissed Claim in MDL Immediately Appealable

The Court issued its decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America.

Oral Argument Heard in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owens

That case raises the issue of whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court is required to include evidence supporting federal jurisdiction in the notice of removal.

Oral Argument Heard in Holt v. Hobbs

That case raises the issue of whether a prisoner be prevented from growing a beard for religious reasons.

Articles »

Criminal Appeals for the Mostly Civil Lawyer

By Lara O'Donnell and Sonia O'Donnell

Whether you are a young lawyer, or a not-so-young lawyer, how do you tackle the first appeal?

Supreme Court Jurisdiction over an Appeal from a Rule 23(f) Denial

By Peter E. Davids and Jeffrey A. Mandell

Does the Court have jurisdiction over an appeal from a circuit court's order denying a petition for interlocutory review under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f)?

Committee CLE Program Offers Unique Perspective "From the Inside Out"

By Thomas J. Donlon

The Appellate Practice Committee conducted a spirited and enlightening mock trial.

Sound Advice »

audio Are Rule 50 Motions Required to Preserve Error for Purely Legal Questions?

By Kelli Bills

Dallas litigator Kelli Bills reviews some of the latest rulings from around the country regarding Rule 50 motions. (11:07 min.)

audio The Last 24 Hours Before Oral Argument

By Ted Hirt and Kannon K. Shanmugam

Advanced preparation is critical to the success of oral argument. Kannon Shanmugam and Ted Hirt discuss ideas for what to do in the final stages of the preparation process. (9:33 min.)

audio Common Mistakes in Appellate Practice and How to Avoid Them

By Mark Fulks

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.)

Roundtables »

audio The Importance of Amicus Briefs, with Former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Clifford W. Taylor

A lively discussion about the importance of amicus briefs and how to use them to protect your clients' interests. (29:50)

audio The Supreme Court's First Decision on the Class Action Fairness Act: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles

Learn what the decision means for plaintiffs and defendants litigating class actions. (1:01:03)

Announcements »

Programming at 2015 Section Annual Conference

The Appellate Practice Committee is sponsoring two programs at the upcoming Section Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Read more.

Committee Open Call

In March, we will have an open call in which all members, not just the committee and subcommittee chairs, can call in and participate. Read more.

Seeking Contributors

The Appellate Practice Committee is seeking authors to write for its website. Please contact Robert A. Vort or Sanford Hausler for more information.


Appellate Practice Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Newsletter Editors
Sonia O'Donnell

Miami, FL

Joseph A. Greenaway, Third Circuit

Newark, NJ

Sanford Hausler

New York, NY

Robert A. Vort

Hackensack, NJ

Victoria Dorfman

New York, NY

Brock Swartzle

Detroit, MI