In this Issue: The 2017 inaugural issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation (Vol. 5) kicks off with an article specifying the filing fee requirements at the New York State and Federal appellate courts, followed by a piece on when to file Records on Appeal in the Appellate Term Second Department. Our third installment in the 2017 Spring issue examines poor person relief at the United States Supreme Court, with an ensuing article focusing on the various methods of amending one’s appellate filings in the Appellate Division First and Second Departments. We close our inaugural 2017 issue with comment on how to determine filing deadlines for appendices and briefs in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Release date: February 2017
In this Issue: The 2016 winter issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation begins with an explanation of the Second Circuit's atypical document, the Special Appendix. The following article articulates at length what documents should be placed in a Record on Appeal or Appendix. The next article returns to the Second Circuit but this time discusses Deferred Appendices. Another in depth article follows with an extensive list of brief formatting requirements in AD1 and AD2. The last article in this newsletter issue focuses on modifications to the Counsel of Record in AD2.
Release date: December 2016
In this Issue: The fall 2016 issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation is chock-full of informative articles about Appellate Division procedure. The opener details how to handle illegible lower Court documents when perfecting an appeal at AD1 and AD2. The following article explains how to request oral argument time at all four Appellate Division departments, including the procedure at the NYSCA. The third article briefly answers the question: do AD1 and AD2 accept minuscripts in Records on Appeal/Appendices? The next article returns to the subject of oral arguments by positing whether it is more beneficial to argue a case or simply file on submission. The last article of this fall edition also refers to oral arguments but specifically aims to answer whether or not AD2 oral arguments can be postponed pending the outcome of an Order to Show Cause in a lower Court.
Release date: September 2016
In this Issue: The first article of the 2016 summer issue unfurls the mysteries surrounding AD1’s busiest (and quickly approaching) Term—the September Term. The following article clarifies the practice of perfecting with the Appendix method in the Appellate Division, Third and Fourth Departments. The third article in this issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation discusses the significant role of web portals within our progressing industry. The next article delivers a quick run-down of the four main documents to be filed at the Second Circuit prior to providing the Court with a scheduling notification. The last article in this issue of the PHP newsletter discusses the form a certified question should take when being filed at the New York State Court of Appeals.
Release date: June 2016