The Supreme Court foreclosed a tactic used to seek early review of the paramount issues of the case, explains Gary Wax of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland.
Steven Hirsch of Keker & Van Nest offers a step-by-step approach for getting ready to present your case to an appellate panel.
Steps you take or omit during trial often impact your ability to challenge the verdict after, explains Ben Feuer of the California Appellate Law Group.
In some California appellate courts the trend is to advise counsel in advance of the issues the panel wishes to address during argument, say Horvitz & Levy attorneys.
When your hearing date is set, follow this advice from Sheppard Mullin attorneys to maximize your effectiveness before the appellate panel.
While it may not change the outcome, an opportunity to present your case before an appellate panel should not be missed or taken lightly, explains Gary Watt of Archer Norris.
If at trial you don't succeed, carefully review your appellate record and rules of civil procedure to choose the best course of action, explains Emily Cuatto of Horvitz & Levy.
The nature of an appeal calls for the need to make a great first impression and not lose one's reputation in the process, explain Arent Fox attorneys.
Knowing how to present the law and facts in a way not only most persuasive but also most appealing can be learned from great authors, says Tami Fisher of UC-Hastings.
By focusing on brief-writing techniques which highlight honesty and straightforwardness, the attorney gains a head start on appeal, explains Charles Bird of McKenna Long & Aldridge.
Understanding the standard of review and the mechanics of a brief are essential to effective appellate argument, says Michael Reedy of McManis Faulkner.
There's work to be done before an attorney sits down to draft and after the last keystroke has been entered, explains Gary Watt of Archer Norris.
Ahead of any brief writing, a careful review of the proceedings is a must, explain Greines Martin attorneys.
The upcoming term will once again have its fill of high-profile, controversial decisions, says Ben Feuer of California Appellate Law Group.
The California Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision, holding many state laws inapplicable to national banks in light of federal legislation, explain Morrison & Foerster attorneys.
The 2011-12 Supreme Court term confirmed that the ballot initiatives serve as checks and balances, explains appellate attorney Ben Feuer.
Ability of foreign courts to have the California Supreme Court resolve novel issues of law promotes uniform enforcement, explain Horvitz & Levy attorneys.
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