ABA’s New Book ‘Appellate Practice Compendium’ Offers Insider Tips
CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2012 — The American Bar Association and the Council of Appellate Lawyers has published The Appellate Practice Compendium, a complete guide to appellate practice rules and procedures of all 50 states and Washington D.C., all federal circuit courts, and the U.S. Military Appellate Court.
The exhaustive reference with more than 65 chapters provides all the information needed to plan an appeal anywhere in the United States, including insider tips for out-of-state practitioners on the use of video recordings, access to appellate records, page limits, oral arguments, abstracts, deadlines, addendums, formatting, and much more.
In addition, you’ll find a complete list of appellate resources for every jurisdiction, including websites, dockets, practice guides and more. There are also sections on admission to practice and representation to counsel, a comprehensive outline of each appellate court system, a step-by-step guide to commencing the appeal, and sections on record composition, motions, briefs and oral arguments.
This practical, one-of-a-kind guide is a must-have reference for any law-firm library. The book is currently available through the ABA exclusively until April 2013 when it will be made available through retail sales outlets.
The author, Dana C. Livingston, is a partner in the Austin, Texas, office of the appellate boutique firm Alexander Dubose & Townsend LLP. She is a former law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals and a former staff attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas. Livingston has been certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995 and is the senior member of the board’s Civil Appellate Law Examination Commission, which is the committee that writes and grades the qualifying exam for civil appellate specialization in Texas. She has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in appellate law.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: The Appellate Practice Compendium
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 1620494
Size: 7×10, 2 volume set in a slip case}
Price: $199.95 ($179.95 for ABA members)
Orders: 800-285-2221 or http://ambar.org/appellate
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Neal Cox at Neal.Cox@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Neal Cox, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.