Appellate Briefs

Less than a year ago, we blogged on a CLE presentation by Court of Appeals Judge Rich Dietz on typography in appellate briefs.  At the time, Judge Dietz urged appellate
Continue Reading Typography in Appellate Briefs: Courier Fans, It Is Time to Make the Switch of the Century

No tattling allowed if someone buys scalped tickets to attend this event. For the first time since the Civil War era, the Supreme Court of North Carolina is preparing a
Continue Reading Westward Bound: Supreme Court to Hold Two Sessions of Court in Morganton (Psst! A Showdown on an Important Issue of Appellate Procedure Could Occur)

When you are waiting on an decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, if you are like me, you anxiously scour the new opinions every other Tuesday morning.  And
Continue Reading Give The Court Notice Of Additional Authority, But Not Much More

I can’t pass up the opportunity to blog about an appellate case titled Don’t Do It, [Sic] Empire, LLC v. Tenntex, COA 15-938 (Mar. 1, 2016) ([sic] in original)—especially
Continue Reading Rule 9(b)(5) Supplements and Issues Raised for the First Time On Appeal: Don’t Do It!

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Continue Reading Who You Gonna Call? Appellate Practitioners Prepare For Retirement Of An Appellate MVP

In March, we blogged about a chart  summarizing post-Dogwood opinions involving appellate rules violations.  Drew and Carrie may be adding another entry to their chart.  In an opinion authored
Continue Reading Citation to Legal Authority: What is Required to Comply with Appellate Rule 28(a)?