This post features the video and slidedeck for the third lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump.
The first half of this session focuses on the initial questions the client and lawyer should ask when considering a potential appeal. The second half focuses on other preliminary issues such as jurisdiction, the notice of appeal, appellate timetables, docketing the appeal, and requesting the record.
At the threshold, clients most often want to know about cost and the probability for success. Though not specifically addressed in the presentation, another question that comes up frequently is how long the process will take. Lawyers should be prepared to discuss these issues when advising a client whether to appeal. Continue Reading