In this Issue: The 2015 summer issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation contains several informative articles about Second Circuit procedure. The first discusses Deferred Appendices and the second demonstrates how to determine an Appendix filing deadline at the Second Circuit. This issue also contains several articles that touch on the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, which is located in Rochester, NY. The first discusses the difference between the more well-known 2105 Statement and the 5532 Stipulation. The second article that incorporates information about this Court compares the methods used to request extensions of time at the Appellate Division, Third and Fourth Departments. Lastly, since the important AD1 September Term is just around the corner, the 2015 summer issue also includes several articles that touch on the Appellate Division, First Department. The first examines a recent procedural change in the method of requesting an extension of time to file an AD1 Respondent's Brief. The last article that focuses on the First Department explains why the September Term is so crucial.
Release date: June 2015
In this Issue: The first 2015 issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation features several informative articles. The first caters to attorneys who have lost their appeal at the Appellate Division level and want to try their luck at the New York State Court of Appeals. The next article lists the documents that should truly be present in a Record on Appeal. The following article goes into further detail regarding one of those previously mentioned Record documents--Memos of Law. Next is a helpful article about how to avoid having an AD2 argument date scheduled on a day that the arguing attorney is unavailable. The last article discusses subpoenas, a step that is required when filing an Appendix in AD1 and AD2.
Release date: February 2015
In this Issue: We open this year's end newsletter with a look back at 2014, a year that can be characterized as one of discernible growth and technological advancements. The next article discusses whether attorneys should secure oral argument or file their appeals on submission. Following that, is the answer to another conundrum--when is the right time to file an Appendix instead of a Record on Appeal? The next article is a short and sweet one regarding whether the Appellate Division, First Department will allow the inclusion of photographs in an appellate brief. The last article of the Winter 2014 newsletter is about the form a Certified Question to the New York State Court of Appeals should take when coming from the Second Circuit.
Release date: December 2014
In this Issue: This Fall issue of Appellate Lawyer PREParation begins with an article discussing the use of docket numbers in the Appellate Division, Second Department. The next is an article explaining how important it is to be mindful of the Court Clerks' rules and requirements. The third article demonstrates the differences in seeking emergency relief at the First and Second Departments, while the fourth article displays the differences between the handling of illegible documents in these two Courts. This newsletter issue is wrapped up with an article explaining that even if one did not get poor person relief in the lower courts, one can still file in forma pauperis at the Supreme Court of the United States.
Release date: September 2014