"The Appellate Lawyer Representatives’ Ninth Circuit Practice Guide provides an outline of the appellate process and detailed information about many of the court’s procedures.  While not an official court publication, the guide was developed in consultation with court staff and is freely available to the public from Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals website: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/AppellatePracticeGuide.
The guide was developed by the Ninth Circuit’s Appellate Lawyer Representatives, a group of highly experienced and respected practitioners appointed by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to advise the court on procedural and other matters."