Tag Archives: The Appellate Road Warrior

The Appellate Road Warrior: Essential Skills and Best Practices

D. Todd Smith
This is the fifth and final installment of my series on mobile lawyering for appellate practitioners. To easily access the entire series, click here. By this point, you should have the equipment and the software to get your work done from the road. This post discusses some special considerations for working efficiently and securely. Troubleshooting Tech … Continue Reading

The Appellate Road Warrior: Apps for Practicing From the Road

D. Todd Smith
This is the fourth installment in my series on practicing appellate law from the road. The others are available here. This post addresses methods for continuing your daily work without access to your office or laptop computer. Highlighted below are various apps that will help keep things moving. Microsoft Office As mentioned earlier in the series, … Continue Reading

The Appellate Road Warrior: Preparing for Mobile Lawyering

D. Todd Smith
This is the second post in my series on practicing appellate law from the road. The introductory post is available here. Effective mobile lawyering requires some up-front preparation. The hardware you’ll take with you is a threshold consideration. Basic Hardware A laptop, tablet, and smartphone are the key tools for practicing remotely. The hardware needed … Continue Reading

Introduction to the Appellate Road Warrior

D. Todd Smith
Think about what Texas appellate practice was like a decade ago. Courts required paper filings, and filing fees were paid by check. Appellate records existed only in paper form. Briefs had to be completed in time for the right number of copies to be made and either hand-delivered or dropped in the mail to ensure timely filing and … Continue Reading
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