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25 Jul, 2017

Answers to Common Amicus Brief Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00July 25th, 2017|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 [...]

23 May, 2017

9th Circuit Frequently Asked Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

31 Jan, 2017

Supreme Court History — “In Defense of Dissents”

2019-03-18T18:47:18+00:00January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Today in our look at Supreme Court history, we examine a lecture Justice William J. Brennan Jr. gave in 1985 entitled “In Defense of Dissents.” Brennan begins with the question: What does a judge…hope to accomplish by dissenting? After all, the law is the law, and in our system, whether in the legislature or the [...]

7 Jul, 2016

Electronic “Filing” and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00July 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  Courts “often choose to be late to the harvest of American ingenuity," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., in the Supreme Court's 2014 year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary.  "Courts understandably proceed cautiously in introducing new information technology systems until they have fairly considered how to keep the information contained therein [...]

26 Apr, 2016

The Cockle Legal Briefs Proofreading Process

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00April 26th, 2016|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 [...]

23 Feb, 2016

Common Questions We Hear In Circuit Court Consultations

2019-03-18T18:47:22+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

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

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00January 28th, 2016|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 [...]

25 Nov, 2015

Filing An Amicus Curiae Brief

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Amicus Curiae, or “Friend of the Court,” Briefs are submitted by non-parties to the case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, often demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. Amicus Curiae Briefs can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its [...]

29 Oct, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00October 29th, 2015|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 [...]

6 Oct, 2015

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Information

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00October 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]