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18 Jul, 2017

A Note on Seventh Circuit Jurisdictional Statements

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00July 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

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 [...]

29 Oct, 2013

Conversations About the Law Series: Roy T. Englert Jr.

2019-03-18T18:47:41+00:00October 29th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Over the next couple of months, the CockleBur will provide a series of conversations about the law with a number of prominent legal journalists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and social justice advocates. I chose these particular people because I think they can bring a unique perspective about topics such as advocacy, legal [...]

11 Apr, 2013

How to Write An Effective Appellate Brief: Lessons from Judge Richard Posner

2013-04-11T18:49:56+00:00April 11th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

Judge Richard Posner, of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, recently laid out his view of appellate briefs (you can read the article on the ABA website here). Judge Posner writes: So, my essential advice to the appellate brief writer is to put yourself in the judge’s shoes all the way, as it were. That [...]