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NY: Hold on to Oral Argument for Non-enumerated Appeals

In New York appellate practice, procedure and rules for oral argument vary by court. In general, only one attorney per party will be allowed to argue, as in the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. In the Appellate Division, First Department, counsel is required to consult on whether they wish to argue or submit. […]

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E-filing Dictionary: ECF Help Desks & E-file Training

Update: ECF Help Desks Phone Directory We wanted to share with you via the PACER website an all-on-one page directory of the Help Desk phone numbers for federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts updated as at August 12th, 2014. To access a federal court’s Help Desk phone number, visit PACER online at: *Note that […]

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ECF Systems: Beware of Email Notification Reliance

Your litigation support staff is top-notch. They not only never miss a beat, but are always several beats ahead… So imagine the confusion that would arise if your case manager learns that your post-trial motions had been disposed of and ordered on by the judge well over a month ago, unbeknownst to you and your […]

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Appellate Filing | When to request relief from word limits

Appellate Filing & When to request word limit relief The great Oliver Wendell Holmes once opined that: “A word is not a crystal; transparent and unchanging. It is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.” Towne vs. […]

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The Nature of an Appeal

What is the nature of appeal? When a party is aggrieved by a decision of a court or government agency the remedy under the law is an appeal. The roles of both the advocate and the court are very different at the appellate level. The trial court or agency takes and reviews evidence and applies […]

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