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NYS Appellate Courts Rule Change by Liza Bobo{1:00 minute to read}   I would like to correct and/or clarify several points in my recent blog, “NYS Appellate Courts Rule Change.”

The Appellate Division has changed its rules in certain counties/districts pertaining to the taking of appeals electronically. Not every Notice of Appeal warrants e-filing as there are several factors to consider, these include: type of case, originating county/district, and confirmation that the Notice of Appeal was e-filed (initialized) in the court of original instance.

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2018 Filing Dates: Mark Your Calendars Now! by Liza Bobo

{1:34 minutes to read} The Appellate Division First Department has a gap in term calendar filing dates — the June Term vs. September Term — which translates into a significant gap in argument dates scheduled.

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Local Rule Saves Time & Money for Attorneys & Their Clients by Liza Bobo

{1:00 minute to read} In the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, when preparing for specific types of appeals, such as immigration appeals (LR 34.2(a)(1)) or when filing in forma pauperis, or a Social Security case, many attorneys may not realize that under local rule LR 30.1(e) they do not have to file a Joint Appendix. Instead, they can simply refer to the lower Court’s original records and file a short addendum to the brief. 

In terms of preparing a Joint Appendix, only referring to the lower Court’s original record can save the attorney time and their client money. 

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Liza Bobo

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Get Ahead of the Holidays by Liza Bobo{1:00 minute to read} If you are making an appeal to either the Appellate Division, First Department, or the Appellate Division, Second Department, there are a number of things to keep in mind.

One, in particular, is holidays, both State and Federal. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, there are a number of different days that people observe, even those not technically State or Federally observed. 

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Appellate Innovations was proud to sponsor the Westchester County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee CLE on the “Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice.” Helen Mezger, WCBA Committee Member and Account Manager for Appellate Innovations, presented a segment regarding taking an appeal, perfecting an appeal and requesting enlargements of time and adjournments. Fellow speakers included a sitting Judge and two attorneys.


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