Pro Hac Vice Admission in The Appellate Courts of the State of New York
Your admission pro hac vice in the court of original instance will not work.
In the four departments of the Appellate Division, an out-of-state attorney may not argue an appeal or appear on a brief unless Read More
Be A Time Traveler: Motions for Stays and Preferences in the Appellate Division
Do you need the Appellate Division to rule on your appeal rapidly? While the court ultimately controls the pace of an appeal, the parties have options to affect the timing. This blog post will detail the ordinary lifespan Read More
How Preparing a Record is Like Cutting an Onion: Ensuring the Completeness of a Record in Light of a 2014 Amendment to CPLR 2214(c)
Preparing a record on appeal is somewhat like cutting an onion. Yes, both activities may result in tears and injured fingers, but more to the point, both are exercises in exposing layers. As with a cut onion, an opened reco Read More
Murder Your Darlings: Always Abide By Word-Count Limitations in the Federal Appellate Courts
“Murder your darlings” is a quotation often attributed to William Faulkner. Not an exhortation to commit homicide, the famous author is observing that good writing often requires striking cherished sentences.
This Read More
New York Appellate Practice: How Does a Motion for Reargument Affect My Appeal? Common Pitfalls to Identify, Avoid or Escape in the State Appellate Courts
Often, an appellate practitioner must contend with a motion for reargument made in the lower court and its effects on the appellate proc Read More
Monitoring the Appellate Trends: A Closer Look at the New York State Unified Court System Annual Reports
Stability, evenness, predictability – these are ways, perhaps surprising to some, to describe recent trends in the state appellate courts of New York. Whether speaking of affirmance rates, total number of records filed, or m Read More