Civil Appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – You’ve filed a Notice of Appeal, now what?
You’ve filed your notice of appeal and paid the applicable fee, but now what? Surprisingly, to the New York State court practitioner, when one files a notice of appeal, that is just the first in a series of filings before per Read More
The appellate brief is unquestionably the most important element in an appeal – presuming the record has been properly preserved and prepared. Nothing will be more persuasive than a cogent, well-written legal argument applyin Read More
The process of planning and presenting a successful appeal starts when you are before the trial judge, whether on pre-trial motions or at trial. It does not start after the case has concluded. An appeal is limited by its reco Read More
A common question arising with Superior Court appeals is the purpose of the docketing statement. This is a form document sent by the Superior Court after a notice of appeal is filed, and is required to be completed and return Read More
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania adopted amendments to Rules 124 and 2135 which fundamentally alter the drafting of briefs in all state appellate courts. Most significantly, the new amendments replace the Read More
Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Fourth Department: Multiple appellants or cross-appellants? How does this change the procedure? (Part II: Cross-Appellants-Respondents)
The Appellate Division Fourth Department handles appeals with multiple appellants and cross-appellants in a different manner than any of the other three Departments of the New York State Appellate Division. In Part I of this Read More