Thursday, June 9, 2016

CA's Senior PJ on depublication + Amicus Brief tips

Image result for no erasersThis week's DJ's weekly Appellate Report Podcast features PJ Anthony Kline (1/2) on Wednesday's rule change by the California Supreme Court ending the century-old practice of automatically depublishing opinions when review is granted. PJ Kline "expresses his long-held support and encouragement of the move, but explains why the change doesn't go far enough."

At Law360, David Forman offers 7 Tips For Writing An Effective Amicus Brief:
1. Don't file a me-too brief
2. Present arguments not already brought to the court's attention
3. Courts will consider briefs from industry and other representative groups
4. Present scientific and other factual evidence
5. Remedy deficient legal briefs by the parties
6. File amicus briefs in intermediate appellate courts
7. Format and quality legal writing are important
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