The Appellate Law Journal
Volume 2 | Issue 6 | 2014

The Appellate Law Journal focuses exclusively on rules, practices and procedures of federal and state appellate courts nationwide. Edited by the appellate experts at Counsel Press, The Appellate Law Journal is designed to provide a forum for creative thought about the procedural aspects of appellate practice and to disclose best practices, strategies and practical tips.
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Inside This Issue:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Appendices: Responsibilities of the Appellant
There are a myriad of appendix responsibilities within the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (“FRAP”) and the Local Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, many which are time-sensitive, and the appellant is responsible for rule compliance.

New York Appellate Practice: Pro Hac Vice Admission in the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments
Attorneys may not appear on the brief or in the “to be argued” section of the cover if they are not admitted to practice in the Court, either by virtue of New York State Bar admission or by pro hac vice status. This article provides a guideline for how counsel may be admitted to practice pro hac vice in the First and Second Departments.

New York State Electronic Filing: How a Recent Administrative Order Affects Appellate Filings
Recently, an Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts was issued expanding the types of cases in various courts that are required to be filed electronically, as well as those which may voluntarily be filed electronically. Practitioners should be sure to review the Administrative Order to see if your case falls within either category.

Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby – Religion in America Under the Robert’s Court
There is no telling how far this will go, but clearly Town of Greece v. Galloway and Hobby Lobby appear to be just the opening salvos. Roy Liebman, Director of Counsel Press’ U.S. Supreme Court Department, offers his view on the two cases.

Filing Your Appeal with Counsel Press: How we get it done correctly the first time, every time? (Part II)
Recently, we published an article about the development of Counsel Press’ expert team and our outlook towards achieving the highest standards in quality and service for our clientele. Another key component to our success is the use of world-class technology.

New York Law Journal Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice Report – Brought to You Free by Counsel Press
This report is published once a year and it covers a wide array of appellate-related topics. Counsel Press is a proud sponsor of this publication, making it available to all appellate practitioners regardless of whether they subscribe to the New York Law Journal or not.

Video: The Art of Appellate Services
To celebrate our fifth consecutive win in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings, we are releasing the following video that highlights the Art of Appellate Services and celebrates the best team in the business. We thank our clients and the legal community, at large, for their votes!

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