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Anderson's Sixth Circuit Practice Manual

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This is the first new edition of the Sixth Circuit Practice Manual since the Second Edition was published in 1999. The Third Edition of the Manual features:

A complete reorganization of the Manual to reflect the chronological progress of appeals in their various stages;

New chapters on initiation of appeals, stays pending appeal, motions, mediation, the record on appeal, and brief requirements;

Completely rewritten chapters on appellate jurisdiction, the appendix, and special issues in criminal and death penalty appeals; and

A complete updating to reflect current law and changes in the law since the Second Edition was published in 1999.

The manual includes the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, along with the corresponding Sixth Circuit Rule and Internal Operating Procedure, and is fully indexed for easy reference.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 
Preface and Acknowledgments
About the Authors

Chapter 1 Appellate Jurisdiction
§ 1.01 Introduction
§ 1.02 Final judgment and orders
§ 1.03 Exceptions to the finality principle
§ 1.04 Pendent appellate jurisdiction
§ 1.05 Appealability of remand orders
§ 1.06 District court jurisdiction during appeals

Chapter 2 Initiation of the Appeal
§ 2.01 Necessities for an Appeal
§ 2.02 Filing the notice of appeal in district court
§ 2.03 Satisfaction of court of appeals fee requirements
§ 2.04 Transmission of copy of notice of appeal and district court docket sheet to the court of appeals
§ 2.05 Docketing of case in the court of appeals

Chapter 3 Stays Pending Appeal in Civil Cases and Supersedeas Bonds
§ 3.01 Introduction
§ 3.02 Stays pending appeal
§ 3.03 Emergency stays
§ 3.04 Supersedeas bonds
§ 3.05 Stays pending appeal in favor of the United States

Chapter 4 Motions
§ 4.01 Petition for discretionary appeals
§ 4.02 Filing of corporate disclosure statement
§ 4.03 Expedited appeals
§ 4.04 Emergency motions
§ 4.05 Motions to stay
§ 4.06 Motions for release in criminal cases
§ 4.07 Motions and docket control

Chapter 5 Mediation
§ 5.01 Introduction
§ 5.02 Case selection
§ 5.03 Scheduling and attendance
§ 5.04 Confidentiality
§ 5.05 Conference format and pre-mediation submission
§ 5.06 Preparation
§ 5.07 Settlement, dismissals, and remands
§ 5.08 Use of private mediators

Chapter 6 The Record on Appeal
§ 6.01 Record basics
§ 6.02 Composition of the record and transcript on appeal in civil, criminal, and tax court cases
§ 6.03 Transmission of certified record to court of appeals
§ 6.04 Composition of the record and transcript on appeal in administrative agency appeals
§ 6.05 Modification, correction and supplementation of the record

Chapter 7 Appellate Standards of Review in the Sixth Circuit
§ 7.01 Civil
§ 7.03 Standards of review applicable to appeals from special courts and administrative agencies
§ 7.03 Criminal Proceedings

Chapter 8 Written Advocacy
§ 8.01 Introduction and overview
§ 8.02 Applicable rules
§ 8.03 How to read the record: creating an issue/fact index
§ 8.04 Outlining the brief
§ 8.05 Drafting the questions presented for review
§ 8.06 Statement of the case: drafting the facts
§ 8.07 Drafting the argument
§ 8.08 Writing style: keep it simple and direct
§ 8.09 Brief summary of the most important brief writing lessons: top ten rejected techniques for writing your appellate brief

Chapter 9 Brief Requirements
§ 9.01 Compliance review
§ 9.02 Briefing schedules
§ 9.03 Formatting and other briefing rules
§ 9.04 Contents of an appellant’s brief
§ 9.05 Content of an appellee’s brief
§ 9.06 Contents of a reply brief
§ 9.07 Cross-appeals
§ 9.08 Amicus curiae briefs
§ 9.09 Supplemental citations after briefing
§ 9.10 Violation of briefing rules

Chapter 10 The Appendix
§ 10.01 Introduction
§ 10.02 Contents of the appendix
§ 10.03 Filing the appendix
§ 10.04 Format of the appendix

Chapter 11 Oral Argument
§ 11.01 The importance of oral argument
§ 11.02 The rules governing oral argument
§ 11.03 Preparation for oral argument
§ 11.04 Arguing before the court
§ 11.05 Brief summary of the most important oral argument lessons: top en ways to lose your case on oral argument

Chapter 12 Judgment and Post-Judgment
§ 12.01 Submission
§ 12.02 Decision
§ 12.03 Costs
§ 12.04 Sanctions
§ 12.05 Post-Judgment

Chapter 13 Special Issues in Criminal and Death Penalty Appeals
§ 13.01 Duties of counsel in criminal appeals
§ 13.02 Criminal Justice Act vouchers
§ 13.03 Special procedures for criminal appeals
§ 13.04 Death penalty appeals

Chapter 14 Special Circumstances
§ 14.01 Expedited appeals
§ 14.02 Emergency motions
§ 14.03 Cross-appeals
§ 14.04 Temporary relief pending appeal

Chapter 15 Original Actions and Extraordinary Writs

Chapter 16 Historical Background of the Sixth Circuit
Appendix Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Sixth Circuit Rules, and Internal Operating Procedures