Tips To Make Sure Your Appeal Is Timely: The deadlines for filing
appeals are jurisdictional. If you miss a deadline, no one can help you.
This page describes how to make sure that your appeal is on time.
Tips For Preparation Of The Record: The appellate courts only act on the pieces of the written record that come before them. This page explains what makes up the record on appeal.
Tips On Briefing: Although appellate courts entertain oral argument, they usually decide cases on the briefs. This page offers advice on making your brief effective.
Appellate Practice In Action: Trace the path of an actual case from the trial court all the way to the California Supreme Court.
Step By Step Down The Road To A Writ Of Mandate: Learn the secrets for persuading the California Court of Appeal review a trial court decision before final judgment.
Depublication In The California Supreme Court: Read about the mysterious process that leads to evaporation of appellate opinions in the California courts.