Motion practice in the appellate courts: Most lawyers are not aware that motion practice at the appellate level can be quite extensive. Knowing how to handle motion practice, and more importantly how to avoid motion practice, is an important part of the appellate process that must be handled by an experienced appellate lawyer.
Taking the case to the next level: Sometimes it is necessary to take the appeal to the next level in the appellate process. Every level of appellate courts, whether it is the Texas Supreme Court, one of the Federal Circuit Courts or the United States Supreme Court, have their own special set of procedural rules. Knowing the procedure and the steps that are necessary to bring the client to the next level of appellate courts in a way that is timely and persuasive is the craft of the appellate lawyer.