Recent Articles from DIANE SLOMOWITZ
Formidable 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner recently published in the winter edition of the legal journal "Green Bag" the delightfully readable first installment of a two-part article: What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary, Yet Eminently Curable.
Appellate briefs. The bane of some lawyers, the boon of others, including me.
Confidential information. We know it when we see it, but we don’t always know what to do with it, especially when it’s an integral part of our client’s case.
An amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” lives in a kind of appellate limbo.
In my most recent column’s discussion of ghostwriting, my personal recommendation was in favor of counsel’s disclosure of an attorney’s brief-drafting for unrepresented parties. That recommendation remains unchanged.
When an opposing party is pro se, I gird myself for his briefs. They’re typically long, disorganized, wandering and overwrought.
Even when a brief technically conforms to the Court of Appeals’ briefing rules, unwary counsel still can be sandbagged by the decisional briefing rules.
I admit it. When I’m drafting a Wisconsin Court of Appeals brief, all I think about is substance.
Every legal specialty has its outliers -- those remedies or procedures that, because they are rarely available or appropriate, tend to shrink from the mind.
Your client just got socked with a big money judgment.
This column’s main mantra for appeals is to appeal from any decision, order or judgment which could reasonably be construed as “appealable.”
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