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Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

Posted in Appellate Practice, Appellate Practice and Procedure Course, Petition for Review, Rehearing

This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when it’s already ruled against you? Merely repeating arguments you’ve already made will not do. Motions… Continue Reading

SCOTX Adopts Word-Count Rule

Posted in Appellate Practice, Briefs, Petition for Review, Procedure, Technology

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an order incorporating word counts into the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. The order amends Rules 9, 38, 49, 52, 53, 55, 64, 68, 70, and 71. Some highlights of the amendments include (for computer-generated briefs in civil cases): a minimum 14-point font (12-point for footnotes); a 15,000-word limit… Continue Reading