Problem & Solution–What to do if documents are missing from a Record on Appeal or Appendix

Problem: You just sat down to write your Respondent’s Brief with the Appellant’s Brief and Record on Appeal/Appendix in hand. Shortly after starting to review the appellate filing, though, you realize that there are documents missing!! Documents that either belong in the Record on Appeal or should have been included for your benefit in the Appendix. …

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Problem & Solution–How to Emphasize Words in Your AD1 or AD2 Briefs

Problem: You’re writing your brief for the Appellate Division, First or Second Department. There’s a very important element you’d like to emphasize but know that the Courts are quite scrupulous when it comes to formatting requirements. How do you go about emphasizing this facet of your brief without the risk of getting your appellate filing rejected by …

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