Perfecting a Civil Appeal in the New York State Appellate Division: Which Method is Best for You and Your Client?

Almost everyone is familiar with the rules on how to “take an appeal,” but we are not as familiar with the rules on how to “perfect” an appeal. The two most used methods are The Full Record Method and The Appendix Method. There is also a rarely used third method, The Agreed Statement Method, which …

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Requesting an Extension of Time to Perfect an Appeal or File a Respondent’s Brief in AD3 and AD4

Below are guidelines regarding how to request an extension of time to perfect an appeal or file a Respondent’s Brief in the Appellate Division, Third and Fourth Departments. Perfecting an Appeal—Third and Fourth Departments. When seeking additional time to perfect an appeal in either of these departments, the Appellant must file a motion prior to …

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