The two previous posts explained why a brief’s appearance matters and discussed some typography basics such as ALL CAPS, bold, and italics. This post covers how a brief is organized and compares the South Carolina rule with the federal rule. Continue reading “Appellate Briefs – Content Layout”
The last post covered the mechanics of preparing the Record on Appeal. This one explains what may and may not go in the Record and why it matters. Continue reading “What May Go in the Record on Appeal?”
An earlier post explained that the party taking the appeal is responsible to make sure that the Record on Appeal is complete. The appellate courts will likely affirm the lower court ruling if the Appellant does not give the appellate courts an adequate record to review. Beverly S. v. Kayla R., 395 S.C. 399, 718 S.E.2d 224 (Ct.App. 2011).
This post covers how to prepare the Record. The next one discusses what the Record may and may not include. Continue reading “Preparing the Record on Appeal”