Today's DJ article by appellate specialist Gary Watt, titled Appellate Myths & Realities, is one to save and share with the right audience--e.g., clients and trial lawyers who aren't attuned to appellate practice, and who believe:
Myth 1: The work has all been done
Myth 2: The trial team knows best
Myth 3: Anyone can review the record
Myth 4: No more legal research (is necessary)
Myth 5: Attack, Attack, Attack!
Myth 6: The briefing is easy
Myth 7: This should be quick