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Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will have to look to the respondent’s brief. That’s major incentive to making your statement of the case as clear and effective as possible.

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Keep an Eye Toward an Appeal

careful_87453733Trying a case is hard enough, but throughout trial you should also keep in the back of your mind the need to preserve the record for appeal.