Wednesday Wisdom

  Unlike AD2, AD3 and AD4, the First Department has an electronic service/filing requirement. On top of the printed copies, any Records or Appendices that are over 10MB must be served/filed on a CD. Any Records or Appendices under 10MB, along with all appellate briefs, must be served/filed via email.  

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Wednesday Wisdom

  While appellate briefs filed in AD1 and AD2 must be under a certain word count and page limit, appellate briefs filed in AD3 and AD4 only have a page limit. Thus, there are no word count certification forms (i.e., Printing Specification Statement or Certificate of Compliance) necessary in AD3 and AD4.    

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Featured App for Attorneys—CamCard

Networking is a vital aspect of bar association events, CLEs and conferences. With the haphazard deluge of business cards, however, often times contacts seem to fall by the wayside. This is where the CamCard app comes into play. It is the easiest app to manage and exchange business cards, the perfect fit for sales people, entrepreneurs, business …

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Wednesday Wisdom

  When perfecting an appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department, the lower court index number is used to identify all of the documents filed. However, after filing a notice of appeal to be perfected at the Appellate Division, Second Department, a docket number will be issued.    

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Wednesday Wisdom

  In AD1 and AD2, attorneys writing their briefs with mono-spaced fonts (e.g. Courier New) must use 12 point font for the body with footnotes no smaller than 10 point font. Attorneys writing their briefs with proportionally spaced fonts (e.g. Times New Roman) must use 14 point font with footnotes no smaller than 12 point font. …

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Appellate Procedure Checklist–6 Key Facts to Know about…The Appellate Division, Second Department

Much like the other four Departments of the Appellate Division, AD2 has many rules that are specific to the Brooklyn-based Court. Below, find six such procedural rules that can greatly affect the process of perfecting appeals at the Appellate Division, Second Department. 1. Appellants are only granted six months to perfect their appeals at the Appellate …

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