Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Federal Appeals: Seventh Circuit Judge Posner's Tips on Appellate Advocacy in Federal Circuit Courts


Judge Richard Posner on Effective Appellate Advocacy Before A Federal Circuit Court

Judge Posner urges going outside the record for common sense and warns about the limitations of the minds of appellate judges and the need for plain speaking.  "Think about the lay person's questions"  "use pictures and charts in your briefs".

Judge Posner uses an example of a trademark appeal with no pictures in it...

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