One of the most useful resources for appellate lawyers just got even better.

The Appellate Style Manual, published by the state bar association’s Appellate Rules Committee, has for years been an indispensable source for tips and best practices before North Carolina’s appellate courts. The latest version includes updates to reflect changes in the appellate rules as well as sample motions, all in a more readable format than past editions. It also contains a hyperlinked index to take you directly to any portion of the guide.

The style manual is not a publication of the courts and of course is no substitute for the appellate rules themselves. But if you are looking for a little help with that pesky table of authorities or want to see an example of a motion to consolidate appeals, the style manual may be a good place to start.