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How to Handle an Appeal (4th Edition)

 by Herbert M Levy
 
 Copyright: 1999-2016
 Last Updated: November 2016

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  • ISBN Number: 9780872241237
  • Page Count: 950
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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How to Handle an Appeal gives you the winning edge at every stage of the process — from preserving points for appeals and perfecting appeals, to drafting persuasive briefs and delivering compelling oral arguments, to protecting clients’ interests after the decisions. It stresses crucial technical issues that attorneys often overlook, including how to:

  • Make a motion for leave to appeal
  • Obtain stays
  • Prepare and file the record
  • Meet appellate deadlines
  • Master the record in preparation for the brief
Featuring a 14-page appellate checklist, sample forms, and model briefs, How to Handle an Appeal shows you how to identify and spotlight your strongest arguments, overcome the weak aspects of your case, and more.
  Table of Contents
  Foreword
Chapter 1: Preservation of Points for Appeal
  • § 1:1 : Introduction1-2
  • § 1:2 : Balancing Trial and Appellate Points at the Trial1-2
  • § 1:3 : Dangers in Winning Too Well1-3
  • § 1:4 : Selecting Points to Preserve1-4
    • § 1:4.1 : Raising Points at Trial1-4
    • § 1:4.2 : Outside Advice on Points to Preserve1-7
  • § 1:5 : Mechanics of Preserving Appellate Points1-8
    • § 1:5.1 : Pretrial Motions and Incorporation by Reference1-8
    • § 1:5.2 : Objections and Exceptions1-9
    • § 1:5.3 : Offers of Proof1-9
    • § 1:5.4 : Specifying Reasons for Objection1-10
    • § 1:5.5 : Charges to Jury; Verdict Sheets1-11
    • § 1:5.6 : Findings in Nonjury Trials1-12
  • § 1:6 : The Need to Make a Record1-12
  • § 1:7 : Laying the Foundation for Changes in the Law1-14
  • § 1:8 : The Importance of Constitutional Issues1-14
    • § 1:8.1 : Time and Manner of Raising Constitutional Issues1-16
    • § 1:8.2 : Form of Raising Constitutional Issues1-16
    • § 1:8.3 : Use of Constitutional Issues for Secondary Purposes1-17
  • § 1:9 : Post-Trial Motions1-18
  • § 1:10 : Assuring Adequate Development of Points to Be Raised on Appeal1-18
  • § 1:11 : Reservation of Right to Appeal1-19
  • § 1:12 : Sentencing Problems1-19
  • § 1:13 : Substitution Problems1-19
  • § 1:14 : Supreme Court Supremacy1-19
Chapter 2: Practical Problems: Relations with Other Counsel, Fees, and Retainers
  • § 2:1 : Introduction2-2
  • § 2:2 : When Trial Counsel Is Approached for the Appeal2-2
    • § 2:2.1 : Desirability of Handling the Appeal2-2
    • § 2:2.2 : Decision to Engage Other Counsel2-3
    • § 2:2.3 : Caveat: Appeal of a Matter Taken Contingently2-3
    • § 2:2.4 : Consultation with Other Counsel on Whether to Appeal2-4
    • § 2:2.5 : Protecting the Client’s Rights in the Interim2-7
  • § 2:3 : A New Client Will Not Know His Own Case2-7
    • § 2:3.1 : Check with His Trial Attorney2-7
    • § 2:3.2 : Setting a Fee at This Initial Stage2-8
    • § 2:3.3 : Approach to the Client: Pessimism Versus Optimism2-8
  • § 2:4 : Retention As Of Counsel by Another Attorney2-9
  • § 2:5 : Variations in Charging a Consultation Fee2-10
    • § 2:5.1 : The Impecunious Potential Client2-10
    • § 2:5.2 : At What Point Should a Consultation Fee Be Charged and Collected?2-11
    • § 2:5.3 : In Analyzing the Record, Should You Make an Abstract Thereof As You Review It, or Base Your Opinion Solely Upon a Reading?2-12
  • § 2:6 : Calculating a Fee and Estimating Disbursements2-13
    • § 2:6.1 : Appeals from Interlocutory Orders2-14
    • § 2:6.2 : Stay Problems2-15
    • § 2:6.3 : Multistage Appellate Proceedings2-15
  • § 2:7 : Forms of Fee Arrangements2-17
    • § 2:7.1 : Retainer Arrangements2-17
    • § 2:7.2 : Contingency Arrangements2-18
    • § 2:7.3 : Retainer Plus Contingency Arrangements2-19
    • § 2:7.4 : Hourly Basis2-20
    • § 2:7.5 : A Caveat: Where Appeal Is Weak2-21
  • § 2:8 : Disbursements2-21
  • § 2:9 : Retainer Conference2-22
  • § 2:10 : Suggested Schedules and Forms of Payment2-25
Chapter 3: Important Technical Problems on Appeals
  • § 3:1 : Introduction3-1
  • § 3:2 : Time Problems3-2
    • § 3:2.1 : Assuring Against Nontimely Appeals3-2
    • § 3:2.2 : Counsel’s Failure to Follow Instruction to Appeal3-8
    • § 3:2.3 : Taking Advantage of an Untimely Appeal3-8
    • § 3:2.4 : Cross-Appeals3-8
    • § 3:2.5 : Extensions of Time to Appeal3-10
  • § 3:3 : Skipping Intermediate Appellate Courts3-14
  • § 3:4 : Appeals As of Right Versus Appeals by Permission; Statutory and Other Appellate Review3-15
  • § 3:5 : What Is Appealable; Who May Appeal3-22
    • § 3:5.1 : General Federal Requirement of Final Judgment or Order3-28
      • [A] : Statutory Requirements and Their Judicial Construction3-28
      • [B] : Final Decisions in Multiple Litigation3-29
      • [C] : Exceptions to the “Final Judgment” Rule—State Cases3-30
      • [D] : Exceptions to the “Final Judgment” Rule—Federal Cases3-31
    • § 3:5.2 : Federal Interlocutory Appeals3-36
      • [A] : Federal Interlocutory Appeals As of Right3-36
      • [B] : Federal Interlocutory Appeals by Permission3-37
      • [C] : Other Appeals Requiring Permission3-38
Chapter 4: Taking an Appeal and Related Matters, Including Dismissal of Appeals
  • § 4:1 : Introduction4-2
  • § 4:2 : Basic Factors in Taking an Appeal4-2
  • § 4:3 : Taking an Appeal to a Federal Court of Appeals in a Civil Case4-5
    • § 4:3.1 : From a Decision of the Tax Court4-5
    • § 4:3.2 : From a District Court Decision4-5
    • § 4:3.3 : Review of Agency Orders4-7
    • § 4:3.4 : Bankruptcy Cases4-8
    • § 4:3.5 : Seeking Supreme Court Review4-9
    • § 4:3.6 : Bonds on Appeal4-9
    • § 4:3.7 : Retaining Jurisdiction in the Court Appealed From4-10
  • § 4:4 : Stays4-10
    • § 4:4.1 : Treatment of Stay Application4-11
      • [A] : Interim Stays4-12
      • [B] : Informal Stays4-13
      • [C] : Stays in the Supreme Court and Elsewhere: Considerations4-13
      • [D] : Repeated Applications for Stay4-13
      • [E] : Use of Stay Application As a Method for Testing Whether to Proceed with a Motion for Leave to Appeal4-14
      • [F] : Use of Stay As a Method of Settlement4-15
      • [G] : Stay by Voluntary Posting of Bond—And What to Do Thereafter4-15
      • [H] : Appealability of Stay Order4-15
      • [I] : Recovery of Bond Premium As a Cost4-15
  • § 4:5 : Applications for Leave to Appeal4-16
    • § 4:5.1 : Where Is the Motion Returnable?4-16
    • § 4:5.2 : Mechanics of Application for Leave to Appeal4-17
    • § 4:5.3 : Content of Application for Leave to Appeal—Relevant Criteria4-18
    • § 4:5.4 : Emergency Treatment of Application for Leave to Appeal4-19
  • § 4:6 : Seeking Dismissal of Appeals4-19
    • § 4:6.1 : Late Notice of Appeal4-19
    • § 4:6.2 : Form Problems4-20
    • § 4:6.3 : Substance Problems4-20
    • § 4:6.4 : Dismissal for Frivolity (Including Nonappealability)4-22
    • § 4:6.5 : Mootness4-22
    • § 4:6.6 : Nonperfection in Time4-23
    • § 4:6.7 : Nonperfection: The Outer Limits4-23
    • § 4:6.8 : Incompleteness of the Record4-24
    • § 4:6.9 : Failure to File Required Bond on Appeal4-24
    • § 4:6.10 : Fugitive from Justice Doctrine—And the Wayward Traveler4-25
    • § 4:6.11 : Plea Bargains4-25
Chapter 5: Perfecting the Appeal: The First Stage
  • § 5:1 : Introduction5-2
  • § 5:2 : Preliminary Problems5-2
    • § 5:2.1 : Admission to Appellate Court Bar5-2
    • § 5:2.2 : Certification of the Record, or Stipulation As to Record5-4
    • § 5:2.3 : The Hearing Record5-5
      • [A] : Obtain Stenographic Minutes—Speedily and Perhaps Selectively5-5
      • [B] : Procedure in Absence of Transcript5-7
    • § 5:2.4 : Arrange for Repagination of Record, If Necessary5-8
    • § 5:2.5 : The Care and Handling of a Physical Record5-8
    • § 5:2.6 : Docketing the Appeal and Filing the Record5-10
      • [A] : Fees5-11
      • [B] : Time Limit for Docketing Appeal and Filing Record5-11
      • [C] : Extension of Time for Docketing Appeal and Filing Record5-12
      • [D] : Administrative Short-Cuts and Controls—The Second Circuit and Other Courts5-12
  • § 5:3 : The Appellate Record: What to Reproduce5-16
    • § 5:3.1 : Appendix Reproduction by Each Party5-17
      • [A] : Reproducing the Entire Record5-17
      • [B] : Reproducing Too Much or Too Little5-18
    • § 5:3.2 : Abbreviated Record Prepared by Cross-Designation Method5-19
    • § 5:3.3 : Joint Appendix or Record Prepared by Other Than Cross-Designation Method5-20
  • § 5:4 : Proceeding on the Original Record Only5-20
  • § 5:5 : Assembling the Record5-21
  • § 5:6 : Reproduction of the Record5-22
    • § 5:6.1 : Problems in Photographic or Photocopy Reproduction5-24
    • § 5:6.2 : Problems in Reproduction by Printing5-25
    • § 5:6.3 : When to Get the Record Prepared5-26
    • § 5:6.4 : Proofreading the Record5-26
    • § 5:6.5 : Decision on Printing and Binding the Brief and Record Together5-27
    • § 5:6.6 : Miscellaneous Difficulties in Mechanics5-27
      • [A] : Reproduction of the Record or Appendix—Pagination Problems5-28
    • § 5:6.7 : Electronic Briefs and Appendices5-29
  • § 5:7 : Adjournments for Perfecting Appeals to Await a Controlling Decision5-32
Chapter 6: The Appellate Brief: Preparing the Draft and Related Matters
  • § 6:1 : Introduction6-2
  • § 6:2 : Examination of Briefs and Records Below6-2
    • § 6:2.1 : Read the Briefs First6-2
    • § 6:2.2 : Review of the Record—Notations and Record Abstract6-3
    • § 6:2.3 : Making Reference to Your Abstract of Record Easier6-4
  • § 6:3 : Techniques of Brief Preparation6-5
    • § 6:3.1 : Large Office Brief Preparation—The Research Staff Approach6-5
    • § 6:3.2 : Solo Preparation Technique—“Stream of Consciousness” or “Free Association” Briefs6-6
  • § 6:4 : Initial Preparation for Oral Argument—Ancillary Benefits to Briefing6-8
  • § 6:5 : Preparing the Draft Statement of Facts6-8
    • § 6:5.1 : Formulating the Questions Involved6-8
    • § 6:5.2 : Organizing the Statement of Facts6-11
      • [A] : The Impropriety of Argument in the Statement of Facts6-16
      • [B] : The Need for Accuracy in Stating the Case6-17
      • [C] : The Legal Posture6-18
      • [D] : Standards of Appellate Review6-19
        • [D][1] : Categories for Determining Standard of Review; the Clear-Error Rule6-21
        • [D][2] : De Novo6-28
        • [D][3] : Abuse of Discretion6-35
        • [D][4] : Review of Arbitrators’ Decisions6-48
        • [D][5] : Review of Jury Verdict6-51
        • [D][6] : Habeas Corpus Cases6-51
        • [D][7] : Review of Standard of Review6-52
      • [E] : The Atmospheric Fact6-54
      • [F] : Comprehensibility6-55
      • [G] : Methods of Organizing Facts6-55
        • [G][1] : Clear-Cut Legal Issue—Chronological and Narrative Statement of Facts6-56
        • [G][2] : Several Legal Issues or One Clear-Cut Single Issue—Classification Method6-56
        • [G][3] : The Tabular Approach—Where Facts Are in Issue6-57
        • [G][4] : Proper Use of Narrative Statement of Trial6-58
        • [G][5] : The Conundrum: Too Many Factual and Legal Issues6-59
        • [G][6] : The Esoteric Issue6-59
      • [H] : The Unfavorable Fact6-59
  • § 6:6 : Statement of Facts for Appellee6-60
Chapter 7: Appellate Brief: Revision, Completion, and Related Matters
  • § 7:1 : Introduction7-2
  • § 7:2 : Time for Checking the Law7-2
  • § 7:3 : Reorganizing and Revising Your Legal Argument7-5
    • § 7:3.1 : Consider the Court to Which the Appeal Is Made7-5
    • § 7:3.2 : Depth of Analysis—The “Brandeis”-Type Brief7-6
    • § 7:3.3 : Use of Point and Subpoint Headings7-8
    • § 7:3.4 : Selecting and Arranging Points7-11
      • [A] : Selecting Points7-13
      • [B] : Arranging Points7-14
      • [C] : Saving Points for Reply Brief7-15
      • [D] : Saving Points for Oral Argument7-16
      • [E] : Taking the Offensive7-17
      • [F] : The Weak Aspect of the Case7-18
      • [G] : Anticipating the Unenunciated Argument7-19
      • [H] : Using a New Argument7-20
      • [I] : Issue Not Ruled on Below7-33
      • [J] : The Lurking Sua Sponte Problem7-33
  • § 7:4 : Style and Argumentative Techniques7-38
    • § 7:4.1 : Avoid the “Supercomplex” Sentence7-39
    • § 7:4.2 : The Use of Precedent and Secondary Material7-40
      • [A] : Quotations7-40
      • [B] : Encyclopedic Materials7-40
      • [C] : Headnotes and Syllabi of Prior Cases7-40
      • [D] : Do Not Juggle the Cases7-41
      • [E] : Selection of Precedents7-41
        • [E][1] : Number of Precedents7-41
        • [E][2] : Be Scrupulously Accurate7-42
        • [E][3] : Whom to Cite7-42
        • [E][4] : Form of Citations7-43
        • [E][5] : Use of the Opinion Below by Appellee7-44
    • § 7:4.3 : Use of Footnotes7-44
    • § 7:4.4 : How to Use Emphasis7-46
      • [A] : Emphasis by Restating Argument in Different Language7-46
      • [B] : Emphasis by Build-Up7-47
    • § 7:4.5 : Length of Brief; Editing7-47
    • § 7:4.6 : Polishing the Brief7-48
      • [A] : Shading the Facts in the Argument7-48
      • [B] : Emotionalism7-49
      • [C] : Humor7-49
      • [D] : Avoid Stressing Nonprejudicial Error7-50
      • [E] : Avoid Personal Attacks7-50
      • [F] : Avoid Apologies7-51
      • [G] : Check on Terminology for Parties—And List All Parties7-51
      • [H] : When to Check Cites7-52
      • [I] : Proofreading Your Copy Before Final Reproduction7-52
  • § 7:5 : Arrangements for Reproduction7-53
    • § 7:5.1 : Proofs of Printed Briefs7-54
      • [A] : Proofreading and Corrections7-54
    • § 7:5.2 : Citation Checking7-55
    • § 7:5.3 : Revised Proofs and Their Absence7-56
    • § 7:5.4 : Serving and Filing Briefs7-57
      • [A] : Normally7-57
  • Figure 7-1 : Letter to Clerk re: Replacement Brief to Correct Printer Errors7-58
    • § § 7:5.5 : Preliminaries for Oral Argument7-61
Chapter 8: Relations with Clients and Other Attorneys
  • § 8:1 : Introduction8-1
  • § 8:2 : Relations with Other Counsel8-1
    • § 8:2.1 : Cooperation with and Conflicts Between Counsel8-2
    • § 8:2.2 : Conferences Between Counsel—Work Approaches8-3
  • § 8:3 : The Appellate Attorney’s Relationship with the Client8-5
    • § 8:3.1 : The Relationship up to the Oral Argument8-5
    • § 8:3.2 : A Client and the Concealed Appellate Attorney8-6
    • § 8:3.3 : The Client and the Oral Argument8-7
Chapter 9: Oral Argument
  • § 9:1 : Preliminaries9-2
    • § 9:1.1 : Putting a Case on Calendar9-2
    • § 9:1.2 : Time for Argument9-2
    • § 9:1.3 : Argument Versus Submission on the Papers9-4
    • § 9:1.4 : Keeping Track of the Calendar and the Calendar Call9-5
    • § 9:1.5 : The Physical Set-Up9-6
  • § 9:2 : Preparing for Oral Argument9-6
    • § 9:2.1 : Memorization, Outline, and “Key Points” Approaches9-7
    • § 9:2.2 : Familiarity with Materials9-9
    • § 9:2.3 : The Last Preparatory Go-Round9-10
    • § 9:2.4 : Stage Fright and Overcoming It9-10
  • § 9:3 : Launching Into Your Oral Argument9-10
  • § 9:4 : Continuing the Oral Argument; Avoiding Citations9-11
    • § 9:4.1 : Get to the Point Without Misleading the Court9-11
    • § 9:4.2 : Avoid Emotionalism9-12
    • § 9:4.3 : Stating the Facts9-12
    • § 9:4.4 : Avoid Reading9-13
    • § 9:4.5 : The Care and Handling of Judicial Questioning9-13
    • § 9:4.6 : Reserving Time for Rebuttal9-16
    • § 9:4.7 : Selecting Points for Argument9-17
    • § 9:4.8 : Arguing for the Appellee9-17
  • § 9:5 : Concluding the Oral Argument9-18
  • § 9:6 : Notes—Their Taking and Passing9-19
  • § 9:7 : The Advocate’s Attitude Toward the Appellate Court9-19
  • § 9:8 : Who Should Argue the Appeal?9-20
    • § 9:8.1 : Should the Specialist or the Appellate Attorney Argue?9-20
    • § 9:8.2 : The Senior Versus the Junior Attorney9-20
    • § 9:8.3 : The “Big Name” Attorney9-20
    • § 9:8.4 : Divided Oral Argument9-20
    • § 9:8.5 : Dividing Your Oral Argument with the Court9-21
  • § 9:9 : The Oral Argument You Should Have Made9-23
  • § 9:10 : The Recorded Oral Agument9-23
Chapter 10: The Decision—What to Do Thereafter
  • § 10:1 : If You Win10-1
    • § 10:1.1 : Service of Order or Judgment10-2
    • § 10:1.2 : Costs10-2
    • § 10:1.3 : Orders, Mandates, and Remittiturs10-3
    • § 10:1.4 : If Your Adversary Petitions for Rehearing10-4
  • § 10:2 : If You Lose10-4
    • § 10:2.1 : Easing the Pain of the Judgment10-4
    • § 10:2.2 : Possibility of Further or Additional Appeal10-5
    • § 10:2.3 : Petition for Rehearing and Stay of Mandate10-6
      • [A] : Should You Petition for Rehearing?10-6
      • [B] : Is a Stay of Mandate Necessary?10-7
      • [C] : Should You Seek a Rehearing En Banc?10-8
    • § 10:2.4 : Limitations upon Petitions for Rehearing10-9
      • [A] : Limits on Time10-9
      • [B] : Not for Delay10-9
    • § 10:2.5 : Petition for Rehearing As Extending Time for Further Appeal10-10
  • § 10:3 : Win or Lose, There Are Certain Follow-Ups10-10
    • § 10:3.1 : Check for the Opinion10-10
    • § 10:3.2 : Follow the Advance Sheets10-11
    • § 10:3.3 : Caution re Further Proceedings Pursuant to Mandate of Appellate Court10-11
Chapter 11: Practical Suggestions for Practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • § 11:1 : Introduction11-2
  • § 11:2 : How and When to Take an Appeal11-4
    • § 11:2.1 : Rules on Time Calculation11-5
  • § 11:3 : Appellee’s Duty and Opportunity with Respect to Permissive Appeals11-5
  • § 11:4 : Appellant’s Duty to Order Stenographic Minutes Within Ten Days After Notice of Appeal Is Filed and to Serve and File Statement of Issues11-10
  • § 11:5 : Appellee’s Duty to File and Serve Designation of Additional Parts of Record Within Ten Days After Service of Appellant’s Statement11-11
  • § 11:6 : Transmittal of the Record11-11
  • § 11:7 : The Reproduced Record—Duties of the Parties11-11
    • § 11:7.1 : Possible Use of Original Record and Reproduction of All or Part Thereof—Errors, Omissions, and New Materials11-11
    • § 11:7.2 : If the Original Record Is Not Used—Deferred Versus Nondeferred Appendix Method11-13
      • [A] : The Nondeferred Appendix: Time and Cost Requirements11-13
      • [B] : Deferred Appendix11-14
    • § 11:7.3 : Contents and Arrangement of Appendix11-15
    • § 11:7.4 : Reproduction of the Appendix11-16
  • § 11:8 : The Brief11-17
    • § 11:8.1 : Time Requirements11-17
      • [A] : Nondeferred Appendix11-17
      • [B] : Deferred Appendix—Deferred Brief11-17
    • § 11:8.2 : Number Requirements11-17
    • § 11:8.3 : Failure to File Briefs Timely11-18
    • § 11:8.4 : Reproduction of Briefs11-18
    • § 11:8.5 : Formal Requirements of Briefs11-18
    • § 11:8.6 : Length of Briefs11-19
    • § 11:8.7 : Briefing and Cross-Appeals11-20
  • § 11:9 : Oral Argument11-20
    • § 11:9.1 : Appeal Conference11-20
    • § 11:9.2 : Time and Allowability of Oral Argument11-21
    • § 11:9.3 : Nonappearance at Oral Argument11-21
    • § 11:9.4 : Divided Oral Argument11-22
    • § 11:9.5 : Physical Exhibits Used at Oral Argument11-22
    • § 11:9.6 : Citation of Supplemental Authorities11-23
  • § 11:10 : Costs—Prompt Action Necessary11-23
  • § 11:11 : Petition for Rehearing11-24
    • § 11:11.1 : Response to Petition for Rehearing11-24
  • § 11:12 : General Provisions11-24
    • § 11:12.1 : Suspension of Rules11-24
    • § 11:12.2 : Filing11-24
    • § 11:12.3 : Proof of Service11-25
    • § 11:12.4 : Motion Practice11-26
    • § 11:12.5 : Motion Papers Requirements11-26
  • § 11:13 : Miscellaneous11-26
    • § 11:13.1 : Extraordinary Writs11-26
    • § 11:13.2 : Habeas Corpus and Section 2255 Proceedings11-26
    • § 11:13.3 : Proceedings in Forma Pauperis11-26
    • § 11:13.4 : Stays and Release Pending Appeal in Criminal Cases11-27
    • § 11:13.5 : Unpublished Ruling11-28
Chapter 12: Practical Suggestions for Practice in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • § 12:1 : Introduction12-2
  • § 12:2 : Responsibility to the Court12-5
  • § 12:3 : Invoking Jurisdiction: Appeal and Certiorari12-6
    • § 12:3.1 : Federal Cases12-7
    • § 12:3.2 : State Cases12-7
      • [A] : State Case Decided on State Grounds12-8
      • [B] : State Court Certificates12-8
      • [C] : Failure to Address or Properly Present a Federal Claim12-8
  • § 12:4 : Certiorari and Appeal12-9
    • § 12:4.1 : Appeal in Doubtful Cases12-10
  • § 12:5 : Selecting the Order to Appeal12-11
    • § 12:5.1 : Denial or Unavailability of Review by the Highest State Appellate Court12-11
    • § 12:5.2 : Denial of Rehearing Below12-12
  • § 12:6 : Differing Procedures on Seeking Review12-12
    • § 12:6.1 : Procedure on Certiorari on Behalf of Petitioner12-12
      • [A] : The Questions Presented for Review12-15
      • [B] : The Record12-16
      • [C] : Docketing the Case12-16
        • [C][1] : Procedure for Docketing12-16
        • [C][2] : Time for Docketing Certiorari Application12-18
      • [D] : Filing a Reply and/or Supplemental Brief12-19
    • § 12:6.2 : Procedure on Certiorari on Behalf of Respondent12-19
      • [A] : Brief in Opposition12-20
      • [B] : Attack Misstatements in the Petition12-21
      • [C] : Opposition Brief Not Mandatory12-21
    • § 12:6.3 : Procedure for Appeal on Behalf of Appellant12-21
      • [A] : How the Appeal Is Taken12-22
      • [B] : Where to File a Notice of Appeal12-22
      • [C] : Time for Filing Notice of Appeal12-22
      • [D] : The Notice of Appeal: Form and Contents12-22
      • [E] : The Record on Appeal12-23
      • [F] : The Jurisdictional Statement12-23
      • [G] : Docketing the Case12-23
        • [G][1] : Time for Docketing Appeal12-23
        • [G][2] : Notification After Filing12-24
      • [H] : “Reply” and Supplemental Brief12-24
    • § 12:6.4 : Procedure for Appeal on Behalf of Appellee12-24
      • [A] : Any Appeal—Motion to Dismiss or Affirm12-25
  • § 12:7 : If Review Be Granted—Procedure on Certiorari and Appeals12-25
    • § 12:7.1 : Printing the Appendix12-26
      • [A] : Method and Necessity of Reproduction12-26
      • [B] : Time and Other Requirements for Appendix12-26
        • [B][1] : Time and Cost Requirements for Nondeferred Joint Appendix Method12-26
        • [B][2] : Time, Cost, and Other Requirements for Deferred Appendix Method12-27
        • [B][3] : Contents and Arrangement of Appendix12-28
    • § 12:7.2 : Briefs on the Merits12-29
    • § 12:7.3 : Oral Argument12-30
      • [A] : Time of Oral Argument12-31
      • [B] : Time for Oral Argument12-31
      • [C] : Divided Oral Argument?12-31
      • [D] : Know the Local Applicable Practice and Factual Background12-32
      • [E] : Character of Argument12-32
      • [F] : A “Lukewarm”—or “Hot”—Court12-33
      • [G] : The Satisfaction of a Supreme Court Argument12-33
Appendix A: Checklist for Appellate Practice
  Forms
Appendix B1: Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals from a Judgment or Order of a District Court
Appendix B2: Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals from a Decision of the Tax Court
Appendix B3: Petition for Review of Order of an Agency, Board, Commission or Officer
Appendix B4: Petition for Permission to Appeal from Interlocutory Order Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b), Under Fed. R. App. P. 5
Appendix B5: Appendix to Brief in Federal Appellate Courts
Appendix B6: Subpoena of Trial Court Record for Appeals Court
Appendix B7: Certification of Record on Appeal by Clerk of Lower Court (New York)
Appendix B8: Appeals Note of Issue (adapted from a New York appeal)
Appendix B9: Notice of Time Requested for Argument or Intention to Submit
Appendix B10: Notice of Appeal from Bankruptcy Order or Judgment
Appendix B11: Supreme Court of the United States: Notice of Docketing an Appeal or Petition for Certiorari
Appendix B12: Application for Stay in Criminal Case
Appendix B13: Retainer Letter
Appendix B14: Special Forms for Use in the Second Circuit Only
Appendix B15: Stipulations Pending Appeal (for the Second Circuit)
  Briefs
Appendix C1: United States Court of Appeals Appellant’s Brief: U.S. v. Certain Property Located in the Borough of Manhattan
Appendix C2: Respondent’s Brief: Speter v. Fruchter
Appendix C3: Two-Column Brief Style
Appendix C4: Appellant’s Brief and Pre-Argument Statement: Lubitz v. Mehlman
Appendix C5: Error Brief (Plaintiff-Appellant’s Reply Brief): Davis v. HSS Properties Corp.
Appendix C6: Petition for Certiorari: Schware v. Board of Examiners
Appendix C7: Supreme Court of the United States Brief on the Merits: Schware v. Board of Examiners
Appendix C8: Briefs: Flanagan v. First Unum Life Insurance Co.
Appendix C9: Notice of Motion; Moving Affirmation: Boone v. Bender
  Table of Authorities
  Index

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