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
In this Issue: Our first newsletter issue of 2016 opens with an insightful article regarding the Appellate Division, First Department’s availability requirements for oral arguments. Next are two more Appellate Division articles. The first details the procedure for expediting the issuance of a Second Department docket number and the second is about appeal dismissals once a perfection deadline has passed. The last two articles delve into New York’s Federal Court—the Second Circuit. The first demonstrates how one may request an extension of time and the other illustrates how to determine due dates for Appellee and Reply Briefs.
Release date: February 2016
In this Issue: The final 2015 issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation opens with a Year in Review article that characterizes this year as one of outreach and expansion. The following article delves into the process of filing a Notice of Appeal for the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments. Filing Fees at the New York State and Federal Appellate Courts are then discussed. The next article addresses the many questions that can arise in regard to filing Notices of Appeal when considering e-filed cases. The subsequent article goes into detail about the submission calendars of the First and Second Departments. This issue ends with an article that details how one can ensure that Co- and Cross-Appellants equally share in the cost of Joint Records and Appendices.
Release date: December 2015