Author Lawrence Taylor
Handling Criminal Appeals

Handling Criminal Appeals

Category Law textbook

Features

  • American Bar Association Standard Relating to the Administration of Criminal Justice Index
  • Examples of questions that represent key issues in a favorable way
  • Expert advice on language and style for framing arguments on appeal
  • Recommendations on when, or when not, to file optional reply briefs
  • Step-by-step guidance for handling criminal appeals
  • Tips for constructing persuasive, technically flawless briefs
  • Guidance on how to deal with contrary legal authority and how to urge reversal of existing precedent

Summary of Contents

  • Part One: Initial Considerations
    • Chapter 1 Overview; Duties of Counsel
    • Chapter 2 The Decision to Appeal
    • Chapter 3 Bail
    • Chapter 4 Initial Procedures
  • Part Two: The Record
    • Chapter 5 Making and Preserving the Record at Trial
    • Chapter 6 The Record on Appeal
    • Chapter 7 Record Review and Analysis
    • Chapter 8 Record Augmentation and Correction
  • Part Three: Writing the Brief
    • Chapter 9 General Considerations
    • Chapter 10 Factual Statements
    • Chapter 11 Formulating the Issues
    • Chapter 12 Argument
    • Chapter 13 Research and Citation
    • Chapter 14 The Reply Brief
  • Part Four: Handling Recurrent Issues
    • Chapter 15 Misconduct
    • Chapter 16 Denial of Effective Representation
    • Chapter 17 Substantive and Procedural Error
  • Part Five: Specialized Appeals
    • Chapter 18 Appeal From a Guilty Plea
    • Chapter 19 Review of Sentence
    • Chapter 20 The "No Merit" Appeal
    • Chapter 21 Collateral Attack
  • Part Six: The Prosecutor on Appeal
    • Chapter 22 General Consideration
    • Chapter 23 The Respondent's Brief
  • Part Seven: Oral Advocacy
    • Chapter 24 General Considerations
    • Chapter 25 Techniques of Oral Argument
  • Part Eight: The Opinion and Discretionary Review
    • Chapter 26 The Opinion
    • Chapter 27 Seeking Discretionary Review
  • Appendix A. The Review from the Appellate Bench
  • Appendix B. American Bar Association Standards Relating to the Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Index

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  • Reviews
"A solid, well-written text." - National Legal Aid and Defender Association
"A must for anyone in the appellate field." - Trial
"Splendid" - Journal of Urban Law
"An essential tool." - University of San Francisco Law Review