Appellate Division, First Department: Multiple Appellants? Why a Briefing Schedule is Recommended

Filing an appeal where multiple cross-appellants are involved can be complicated and at times challenging, especially when it’s the first time you are involved in such an appeal.  In the Appellate Division, First Department, appeals are placed into a specific calendared term.  There is no possible way to have multiple cross-appellants file their briefs within …

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What Should the Appellate Division Record Contain if Exhibits were Filed on a CD in the Lower Court?

Sometimes, in an effort to save a tree or two, attorneys will intentionally not include physical copies of exhibits in the motion papers in the Supreme Court. Rather than include voluminous medical records with thousands of pages, for instance, an attorney might attach a CD with bulk documents as an exhibit to their motion papers1. …

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