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
Before he retired last year, Major General William K. Suter heard over 1700 arguments at the United States Supreme Court as that Court’s Clerk of Court. General Suter developed a Guide for Counsel that has practical tips on how to handle oral argument. Here are five: Continue reading
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