Brian L. Fisher

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Brian L. Fisher

About Brian L. Fisher

Brian graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University, where he majored in Philosophy and English. In addition to assisting our clients with U.S. Supreme Court filings as a Document Analyst, Brian contributes to our nationally-recognized legal blog, The CockleBur.
22 Jan, 2015

The Cockle Appellate Brief Process Part 2

2019-03-18T18:47:30-05:00January 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

APPELLATE BRIEF PROCESS - LEGAL PROOFREADING After we do an initial review of your document as described in my earlier post, The Cockle Appellate Brief Process Part 1, we will typeset and proofread the document, then email a proof to you with our readers’ notes. After you review the proof, you can scan it back to [...]

13 Jan, 2015

Skip the Legal Proofreader? It Could Cost You

2019-03-18T18:47:31-05:00January 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

One of the services most valued by attorneys is proofreading. Because our goal is for all briefs to be as clean as possible when finished, at Cockle Legal Briefs, your documents are proofread, word-for-word, by two professionally-trained legal proofreaders. Our legal proofreaders are trained to read documents for misspellings, grammatical errors, improper sentence structure, and [...]

19 Dec, 2014

The Cockle Appellate Brief Process Part 1

2019-03-18T18:47:31-05:00December 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

APPELLATE BRIEF PROCESS - LEGAL BRIEF PRINTING At Cockle Legal Briefs we believe that Better Briefs Win. We strive to craft the highest quality briefs. We succeed because we are the only Supreme Court brief printer to proofread everything with teams of two professional readers. Our staff actively pursues an intimate knowledge of Court practices [...]

11 Dec, 2014

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Resources

2019-03-18T18:47:31-05:00December 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Quick Guide to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Website For people that are new to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or are visiting the Court’s website for the first time, the Court offers a Quick Guide to getting started. This Guide is full of valuable resources and links. Here you can find information [...]

28 Oct, 2014

Filing a Brief in Opposition

2019-03-18T18:47:33-05:00October 28th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

When confronted with a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court, some attorneys will play the odds and let the Court deal with a Petition without even filing a Brief in Opposition. A Respondent may choose to waive the right to oppose a Petition that seems clearly without merit. This [...]

21 Oct, 2014

Legal Brief Printing Frequently Asked Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:33-05:00October 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , |

How Is Cockle Legal Briefs Different? We strive to craft the highest quality briefs. We succeed because we are the only Supreme Court brief printer to proofread everything—with teams of two professional readers—and our staff actively pursues an intimate knowledge of Court practices and conventions. Located in the heart of the nation, we are able [...]

16 Sep, 2014

Circuit Court Consultation and Printing Services

2019-03-18T18:47:34-05:00September 16th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Not only can Cockle Legal Briefs help you prepare and file your Briefs in the United States Supreme Court, we can also help you prepare and file Appellate Briefs in the Second Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, or any of the thirteen Federal Circuit Courts. The filing requirements in the thirteen Federal Circuit Courts are complex, and often [...]

21 Aug, 2014

Unique Attributes of the Ninth Circuit

2019-03-18T18:47:34-05:00August 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is located in San Francisco, California, and serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Below are a few unique rules and attributes of the Ninth Circuit. Cir. R. 28-2.6 states that there must be a “Statement of Related [...]

22 Jul, 2014

The Complex Rules of Supreme Court Brief Filing

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00July 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

When filing a United States Supreme Court brief, there are distinctive formatting requirements that must be observed and followed. These requirements are set forth in Supreme Court Rule 33.1, which describes the Court’s required booklet formatting. Below are a few of the Supreme Court’s more obscure rules for filing in booklet format. Every booklet-format Supreme [...]

19 Jun, 2014

Five Answers to Common Amicus Brief Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00June 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amicus Briefs are submitted by non-parties to a case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. They can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its deliberations by presenting an argument or citing authorities not found [...]