Summary: This book utilizes court opinions, extensive explanatory text, strategic guides, and exercises to present the background necessary for students to develop effective appellate advocacy skills. Presented with the practitioner's needs in mind, Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practices begins with the steps necessary to get a case before an appellate court: perfecting the appeal, preserving errors for review, and finality. It addresses the various routes to take: from ...show more appeals as of right, to writs of prohibition, to habeas corpus.
Appellate Advocacy then moves to the scope and standards of review: discussing in turn civil cases, criminal cases, and review of agency decisions. In order to prepare students for the real world of appellate practice, Professors Bentele and Cary also present vital information on issues like effective assistance of appellate counsel and the special concerns facing assigned counsel. And, of course, there are extensive materials on the appellate skills brief writing and oral argument skills. ...show less