Blank Rome Appellate Litigation Practice Develops Third Circuit Civil Appeals Practice Note Resources for Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Stephen M. Orlofsky and Adrienne C. Rogove

Blank Rome’s Appellate Litigation practice is pleased to announce that the team has collaborated with Thomson Reuters Practical Law to develop practice note resources on civil appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which are available for our clients and readers using the links below. Thomson Reuters’ members are also able to download these resources through our Firm’s published Contributor Page.

We invite you to review our practice note resources, and hope you find them both interesting and informative.

Resource Materials

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Oral Argument, Disposition, and Rehearing

A Practice Note explaining how oral argument is conducted in civil appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. This Note also explains how the Third Circuit disposes of appeals and the process for seeking rehearing or rehearing en banc.           

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Motions

A Practice Note explaining motion practice in civil appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note explains how to draft, serve, and file motions, motion responses, and motion replies, and discusses certain common types of motions, including motions to expedite, motions for summary action, and motions for reconsideration. This Note also explains how to voluntary discontinue an appeal.

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Appellee’s Brief, Reply Brief, and Cross-Appeals

A Practice Note explaining how to prepare and submit the appellee’s brief and the appellant’s reply brief in civil appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note also explains how to brief cross-appeals, and how to submit supplemental authorities using so-called Rule 28(j) letters.

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Appellant’s Brief and Appendix

A Practice Note explaining how to prepare and submit the appellant’s brief and appendix in civil appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note explains briefing schedules and the content, formatting, service, and filing requirements for the appellant’s brief and appendix.

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Amicus Curiae Briefs

A Practice Note explaining how to prepare and submit amicus curiae briefs (also known as “friend of the court” briefs) in civil appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note explains how to obtain permission to appear as an amicus and the content, formatting, service, and filing requirements for amicus briefs.

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Initiating an Appeal

A Practice Note explaining the process for starting a civil appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note covers preliminary considerations, taking an appeal as of right, petitioning for permission to appeal, cost bonds, and stays pending appeal.

Third Circuit Civil Appeals: Post-Initiation Filings and Mediation

A Practice Note explaining the process between initiation and briefing in a civil appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a federal district court’s order or judgment. This Note discusses using the Third Circuit’s case management/electronic case filing system, ordering transcripts, preparing the record on appeal, and filing notices of appearance. It also explains the Third Circuit’s mediation program.

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