This afternoon, I am co-presenting a CLE hour on appellate practice as part of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bridging the Gap seminar. The seminar is for recent law grads who are just starting their legal careers. I promised that I would post some supplemental materials for them. So here they are:
- In Praise of Moot Court — Not!, in which Judge Kozinski discusses the differences between law-school moot-court programs and real-world appellate practice.
- The Wrong Stuff, in which Judge Kozinski explains how to lose an appeal that, for whatever reason, you must lose.
Next, some sample pleadings and briefs. Treat them only as samples, not as models. Use them with caution, as the rules may have changed since these were written.
- Sample notice of intent to seek supervisory writ
- Sample supervisory-writ application
- Sample motion and order for devolutive appeal
- Sample motion and order for suspensive appeal
- Sample brief filed in court of appeal
- Sample writ application filed in La. Supreme Court
- Sample merits brief filed in La. Supreme Court