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When it comes to handling appeals, as in so many other areas of the law, some lawyers are more talented than others. Three of the most important skills that a highly effective appellate lawyer must possess are: (1) the ability to select the best issues to raise on appeal; (2) the ability to perform top-notch legal research and analysis to ensure that the issues are argued in the most effective manner possible; and (3) the ability to present the arguments and background about the case in writing and orally to the appellate judges in a way that will persuade the court of the correctness of the client’s position.

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