The Appellate Law Journal
Volume 2 | Issue 9 | 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:

Invaluable Appellate Practice Tips Directly From the Second Circuit Bench and Bar: Details of the NYSBA Outstanding CLE Program
On October 17, the New York State Bar Association offered a valuable and specialized continuing legal education program entitled, “Update on Practice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.” To anyone who did not attend, we strongly recommend doing so next year, but, for now, we are happy to offer some of the practical details of this year’s program.

How to Avoid Calendaring Conflicts in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department
The Appellate Division, Second Department is generally quite flexible with practitioners appearing before it when it comes to briefing schedules, enlargement requests and even the scheduling of oral arguments. The court takes its calendar very seriously though. Once an appeal is on the calendar to be heard, the Court’s policy is to NOT remove it.

The “Clerk’s Law” or the Unwritten Rules You Should Know (Part III: New York State Appellate Division, Third Department)
In addition to what is stated in rule books, each appellate court has a set of unwritten rules or “clerk’s law.” Sometimes, these are requirements and, sometimes, just court preferences. Some of these points may seem fundamental, but, make no mistake, these guidelines are vital additions to your submission.

Appellate Forum: LinkedIn Group Powered by Counsel Press – Why You Should Join and Participate
Just about a year ago, Counsel Press launched a new group on LinkedIn named Appellate Forum. Around 4,000 appellate practitioners joined the group since then, making it the largest appellate lawyer network of its kind, online and offline. If you still have not joined, here is a quick overview of why you should do so today.

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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