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A Peek at the Desk (and Computer) of an Appellate Practice Specialist

A Peek at the Desk (and Computer) of an Appellate Practice Specialist

NCBA's The Public Servant
(December 6, 2012)

Article originally appeared in the November issue of the North Carolina Bar Association's newsletter for the Government & Public Sector Section, The Public Servant. Reproduced with permission.

Let's face it. Appellate work can be tedious at times. Are my margins correct? What’s the correct font size for footnotes? How do I format and use the appellate appendix required by N.C. R. App. P. 28(d)? Do I have all the required elements in my brief? Am I getting so bogged down in these technical details that I am not adequately focusing on the substance of my appellate brief?  However, details do matter to our appellate courts...

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