Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals co-authored a short article entitled, “The Seven Virtues of Appellate Brief Writing: An Update from the Bench,” 38 Southwestern L.Rev. 221 (2008). These virtues are: Continue reading “Judge Pregerson’s 7 Brief Writing Tips”
Chief Judge Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once carefully explained to lawyers how to lose an appeal. His 1992 lecture, The Wrong Stuff, stressed three phases: Continue reading “Judge Kozinski on How to Lose an Appeal”
Former Judge Patricia M. Wald gave lawyers “19 Tips From 19 Years on the Appellate Bench.” This delightful essay distills Judge Wald’s work sitting on about 2600 appeals, and writing 800 opinions, while a member of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
Here is a summary of five of the appellate tips – Continue reading “5 Appellate Tips from Judge Patricia Wald”