If you practice in the Ninth Circuit and you want to file an oversized brief, you'd better hope Judge Alex Kozinski is not on your panel.
Shirley Hufstedler, a former federal appellate court judge who served as the nation's first education secretary, has died at the age of 90.
President Obama has nominated District Judge Abdul Kallon to a seat on the Eleventh Circuit.
By Ryan J. Watson
A review of the High Court's summary docket reveals it issued more summary reversals and fractured opinions this term than in the past.
By Sylvia H. Walbolt
An appellate practitioner with over 50 years of experience provides tips on evaluating whether to pursue an appeal.
By Thomas Burch
Law school clinics provide benefits beyond teaching students how to practice law.
Ted Hirt interviews William Jay regarding the best practices for preparing to argue in front of a multi-judge panel. (9:02 min.)
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.)
Dallas litigator Kelli Bills reviews some of the latest rulings from around the country regarding Rule 50 motions. (11:07 min.)
One Size Does Not Fit All: Comparing And Contrasting Appeals Among State and Federal Intermediate and High Appellate Courts
The panel will address topics such as standards of review; jurisdictional issues and preservation; the role of policy arguments; distinctions between constitutional, statutory, and common-law claims; the role and value of amicus briefs; focusing on what really matters to the court—which may not be who wins the case at hand—and getting the court to hear a discretionary appeal. (58:42)
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)
Examining the holding in this newly announced decision and what the holding may mean for future parens patriae actions—and for other types of quasi-class actions or mass actions. It also examines the strategy impact of this new decision. (56:11)