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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Do You Need a Different Lawyer?

There isn’t a special appellate license attorneys need to take a case to a state appeals court or to the federal court of appeals. However, some attorneys have a great deal of experience going to appeals courts, and some even specialize in writing appeals for other attorneys or appearing in appellate courts. Appellate courts have different rules from trial courts, and the paperwork filed with them is often complex. Depending on the attorney, some are more or less comfortable dealing with these factors.

Subcontracting to Another Lawyer

It’s quite common for an attorney to get another lawyer to write the appellate brief. This kind of subcontracting is usually done because your attorney sees this as the most effective ...

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