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12 Sep, 2017

Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner Retires

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The legal world was shocked when the infamous Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit announced his retirement last week, effective immediately. Judge Posner is well-known in the legal community for being witty and outspoken, sometimes courting controversy with his statements. Though his retirement is seen as abrupt, […]

18 Jul, 2017

A Note on Seventh Circuit Jurisdictional Statements

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Federal appellate court practice can be a daunting experience, especially if you practice in multiple circuits. While the circuits share many common rules and practices, many of the circuits also have unique features that are important to be aware of.

Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 28(a)(4) states that one of the things that must be included […]

23 May, 2017

9th Circuit Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find information about electronic filing and the Appellate Case Management/Electronic Case Files (“CM/ECF”) system?

All information about electronic filing and Appellate CM/ECF is available at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/cmecf/

What color should I use for the cover of my brief?

Opening Brief by appellant and petitioner:
Blue

Answering Brief by appellee and respondent:
Red

Reply Brief:
Gray

Brief by amicus and intervenor:
Green

Second Brief on […]

23 Mar, 2017

Second Circuit Court of Appeals: Odd Local Rules

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals—like every other federal circuit court—uses both the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP), as well as its own set of local rules (LR). The FRAP lays out general practice standards for all of the federal appellate courts, but also allows the circuits to compile their own rules that can expand, […]

7 Mar, 2017

Introduction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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The filing requirements in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit are complex.  In addition to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Ninth Circuit operates under its own set of Local Rules – mandatory practice standards that periodically change, and sometimes conflict with the Federal Rules – and the clerk’s office […]

27 Oct, 2016

Circuit Court of Appeals: New Amicus Rules

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On December 1st, 2016, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) will go into effect. Some of the changes will significantly impact federal appellate practice. A practitioner representing an amicus filer in a circuit court of appeals will need to pay particular attention to changes in FRAP 29.
Circuit Court of Appeals: The Current […]

13 Sep, 2016

Circuit Court of Appeals: New Brief Size Limits

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On December 1st, 2016, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) will go into effect. Some of the changes will significantly impact federal appellate practice. A practitioner in a circuit court of appeals will need to pay particular attention to the amendments that will shorten permissible brief limits for briefs.
Circuit Court of […]

9 Aug, 2016

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Information

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 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 9th Circuit.

Cir. Rule 28-2.6 states that there must be a “Statement of Related Cases” section on the last […]

23 Feb, 2016

Common Questions We Hear In Circuit Court Consultations

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The filing requirements in the thirteen federal circuit courts are complex, and often confusing. In addition to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, each circuit court operates under its own set of local rules—mandatory practice standards that periodically change, and sometimes conflict with the federal rules—and the various clerks’ offices often adhere to unwritten practices […]

28 Jan, 2016

How Our Circuit Court of Appeals Experts Can Help You

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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 […]