Trial Lawyers Need To Be Aware Of The Basis For Appeal

September 30, 2009 by  
Category: Appeals

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A good trial lawyer will be very alive to errors that a judge is making in the course of a trial, though in the midst of the trial there’s virtually nothing you can do about them. A judge has complete control and discretion over how he or she is making the rulings as the case […]

Time Limits And First Steps In Proceeding With An Appeal

September 29, 2009 by  
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Edward Prutschi explains the time limits and first steps in proceeding with an appeal. In your typical appeal, you have 30 days from the time of final judgment, which means when sentencing is handed down, to file your Notice of Appeal. Sometimes that day is not the same day that the guilty verdict is handed […]

What Happens To The Plaintiff While A Case Goes To Appeal

September 28, 2009 by  
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Edward Prutschi explains what happens to the plaintiff while a case goes to appeal. Most appeals take at least a number of months, if not longer, before they actually get back in front of the appeal court. In typical circumstances, some sort of punishment is imposed, such as, a fine, a suspension of your driver’s […]

Why Trial Lawyers May Refer Cases To Another Lawyer For The Appeal

September 27, 2009 by  
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Edward Prutschi explains why trial lawyers may refer cases to another lawyer for the appeal. It’s not at all uncommon within the legal field for a trial lawyer to ask for fresh eyes to look at a proposed appeal. We sometimes refer clients out even after we did a trial, if there’s likely to be […]

The Basis For An Appeal And How Appeals Differ From Typical Trials

September 26, 2009 by  
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Edward Prutschi explains the basis for an appeal and how appeals differ from typical trials. When people contemplate an appeal, they believe that the only reason they need is to disagree with the judge’s decision. That in itself is not sufficient reason for an appeal and it’s very important, as a law firm, that we […]

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