Category Archives: Appellate Practice

10th Circuit proposes changes to its local rules for 2020

The Tenth Circuit has released its proposed changes to its local rules for 2020, and has invited public feedback on them. The deadline to submit comments is October 25, 2019. The principal proposed changes are as follows, and consist of … Continue reading

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The New Mexico Court of Appeals has changed the way it assigns panels and authorships

In an effort to overcome the present backlog of cases, the Court of Appeals has changed the way it is assigning cases to panels, at least for awhile. In the past, the clerk’s office would assign each judge nine cases … Continue reading

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E-filing starts at the New Mexico Court of Appeals on August 21!

The long-awaited day is finally at hand! On Monday, August 21, e-filing begins at the New Mexico Court of Appeals. It may be a coincidence that this is the date of the total solar eclipse, but then again, it may … Continue reading

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Register now for the 2017 New Mexico Appellate Practice Institute

Registration is now open for this year’s New Mexico Appellate Practice Institute, the annual all-day CLE program sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section. The seminar will take place on Friday, September 15, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. Until … Continue reading

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Have lunch with Judge French of the NM Court of Appeals

This Friday, March 3, the Appellate Practice Section of the New Mexico State Bar is hosting a brown-bag (i.e. bring-your-own) lunch with Judge Stephen French of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. If you have any questions about practice before … Continue reading

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Justice Alito to visit Albuquerque on February 14

Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court of the United States will be visiting Albuquerque on Tuesday, February 14, where he will hold a “Fireside Chat.” The event will be held at the old Federal Courthouse Building at 421 Gold … Continue reading

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Register for the NM Appellate Bench & Bar Conference on October 28

On Friday, October 28, the New Mexico Bench and Bar Conference will take place at the Supreme Court in Santa Fe. If you want to learn more about appellate practice in New Mexico, or ask questions of our appellate judges, … Continue reading

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Exemplary legal writing from 2015

The Green Bag has published a list of its exemplary legal writing honorees for 2015. The list contains opinions, law review articles, and books that you’ll enjoy reading, especially if you’re a law nerd like me.

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Read the March 2016 edition of “Appellate Issues.”

The ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers has published the March 2016 of Appellate Issues, which is full of articles that will be of interest to any appellate lawyer.

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Here’s the Summer 2015 edition of “Appellate Issues”

The ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers has published the Summer 2015 edition of their journal, Appellate Issues, which you can read at this link. The theme of this edition is “The Appellate Record: Adequate or Not?” and includes a number … Continue reading

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