The Complete Appellate Advocate: Beyond Brief WritingOn September 2, 2020 by Schnader
Deena Jo Schneider published an article, “The Complete Appellate Advocate: Beyond Brief Writing” in Appellate Issues, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. A paper with additional material on this topic was presented by Schneider at the 2019 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit.
The article states, in part: “Appellate lawyers are often thought of as brief writers and oral advocates who only become involved in a case after it is won or lost at the trial court level. (They may be especially likely to be retained after a case has been lost.) While appellate briefs and oral arguments may epitomize what appellate lawyers traditionally do, clients and other lawyers are coming to recognize that appellate attorneys’ skill sets and training can add significant value at many stages of litigation starting as early as case development.”