This CLE course will explore the procedural and substantive motions that can be filed with a U.S. Circuit Court to initiate an appeal and once the appeal is pending. The panel will discuss how strategic use of motions –or successful opposition to them–can influence the course of the appeal. The program will also offer best practices and strategies for creating compelling motions and responses and avoiding common pitfalls.
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the most important variables to consider in filing and responding to appellate petitions and motions?
- What strategic considerations impact the choice and timing of motions?
- How do circuit differences and unwritten court customs affect the federal appellate motion practice?
- What are the common mistakes made by appellate counsel when preparing and filing petitions and motions?