Illinois Supreme Court Rules: Appellate Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2016 – Changes Include Updates to Rules Regarding Service by E-mail and Lengths of Briefs
Changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rules 11, 12, 306, 307, 308, 324, 335, 341, 367, 381, and 383 have been adopted and are effective January 1, 2016. The announcements and final rules can be found on the Illinois Courts’ Read More
Supreme Court addresses link rot problem.
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
The D.C. Circuit Offers an Innovative Way to Fight “Link Rot”
In a July 30, 2015 press release, The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced a new program designed to preserve web-based information cited by the Court in its decisions. (Please 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
Practice Tips And Commentary From The Bench: New York Appellate Division, First Department Justices Shed Light On What Appeals To Them
On June 1, 2015, the New York State Bar Association co-sponsored a continuing legal education program entitled Meet the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department at the majestic courthouse. The discu Read More