Points To Ponder From A Novitiate Appeals Attorney

George Reiber is the chapter 13 Trustee for the Rochester division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York and has appeared in several Federal Appellate Courts. Although disclaiming any great expertise, he shares many of his insights into federal appellate practice is his thorough and helpful article.

In this short piece, I want to share what I learned with other attorneys who, like me, have little or no appellate experience. However, before you stop reading saying, "Never! I'll settle first!" let me assure you that, though it is a lot of work . . .

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