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SDAP is making the following material available for those attending the 2020 SDAP Foundations of Appellate Practice Virtual Seminar Series. These articles are provided to assist in your research. Some of the material has been superseded by more recent developments in the law. You should never rely solely on the information provided here. You should always read a cited case to be sure it is accurate, and you should always check to be sure it remains valid case law.

Pre-Briefing Responsibilities and Record Correction Problems

Issue Spotting

How to Write a Great Opening Brief with additional material and appendix

Standards of Review and Prejudice (And How to Satisfy Them)

Plea Bargaining and Sentencing

Writing a Reply Brief

Oral Argument with appendix

Waiver and Forfeiture

Rehearing and Review Petitions


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