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The Appellate Record is Complete, Now What?

After a notice of appeal is filed with the trial court and the record on appeal is filed with the Court of Appeal, the parties submit briefs to the Court of Appeal and participate in oral argument. This post is the third in...more

I Filed a Notice of Appeal, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer unfamiliar with appeals. This post is the second in a series on explaining the process of a civil...more

I Hired an Appellate Specialist, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer. This post is the first in a series on explaining the process of a civil appeal. The first and most...more

Denomme v. McArthur: When Factors to Extend Time to File Notice of Appeal Point in Different Directions

In Ontario, it is well established that the following five factors are to be considered when deciding whether to extend the time period in which to file a notice of appeal: 1) whether the appellant formed an intention to...more

Kirby v. Hope Place Centres: Extending time to file a notice of appeal

A self-represented plaintiff’s claim is dismissed for delay on a defendant’s motion. She unsuccessfully brings a motion to the Superior Court to set aside that dismissal. Not filing a notice of appeal on time, she retains...more

To E-File or Not? Misfiled Notice of Appeal Not Necessarily Fatal, Illinois Supreme Court Rules

Like most states, Illinois is in the early stages of transitioning to an e-filing system in its state courts. With new rules come new problems for litigators: does this case qualify for e-filing? Is e-filing of this document...more

Fast Five - Rhode Island Appellate Practice: May 2013

Rhode Island Appellate Practice - Welcome to the Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice, which provides five periodic updates on Rhode Island appellate law and pointers for practice before the Rhode Island...more

Lessons From 2012 About California Appellate Procedure

Appellate courts invariably face lawyers who fail to follow the rules that govern appeals. Learned Hand famously threw a 150-page brief over the bench and onto counsel's table after exclaiming that he would not read it...more

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