Authored by over 30 experts in the field of federal appeals, this practical guide explores appellate practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Topics addressed include: operation of the clerk’s office, mediation, electronic filing, preserving issues, motion practice, the scope and standard of review, brief writing, oral argument, post-judgment proceedings, specialized appeals, and more. Includes a detailed table of contents, indexes, and searchable thumb drive.
Summary of Contents
Part I: Introduction to the Third Circuit and Administrative Functions
Operation of the Clerk’s Office
Part II: Getting Started
Now That the Trial Is Over: Preserving Issues on Appeal in the Federal Court System
Should I Appeal? Ethical and Practical Issues
May I Appeal? Basics of Appellate Jurisdiction and Writ Relief
Should I Retain Appellate Counsel?
Persons Who May Take or Participate in Appeals
The Initial Steps
The Record on Appeal and the Appendix
Federal Court Certification of State Law Questions
Part III: The Heart of the Matter
Standards of Review
The Significance of Precedent and Identifying and
Selecting the Issues
Brief Writing—In General
Brief Writing—Formal and Technical Requirements
Part IV: Post-Judgment Proceedings
Petitions for Rehearing
Costs, Judgment, and Mandate Issues
Frivolous Appeals and Sanctions
The Effect of the Appellate Court Decision
Part V: Specialized Appeals
Criminal Appeals and Habeas Corpus
Part VI: Pro Bono Representations and Appointments
Part VII: Unique Perspectives of Lawyer Turned Judge and Judge Turned Lawyer
Part VIII: Indexes
Table of Cases
Table of Rules and Statutes
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