Appeals

A white paper by Judge David M. Furman with Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Jessica Ross, Esq. which contains a basic overview of appellate practice in Colorado state courts.

Read more about the U.S. Supreme Court’s new case holding that a federal rule limiting extensions of time to file a notice of appeal is not jurisdictional.

Wondering how to file an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit? Read more about the appellate rules and what to expect here.

Can a court sua sponte grant summary judgment on a theory not raised by a party? In Oldham v. O.K. Farms, the Tenth Circuit provides guidance on Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(f)(2).

What should you do if your opponent files a frivolous appeal? Part Two of this series discusses how to avoid filing a frivolous appeal and how to respond if you are on the other side of one.

What should you do if your opponent files a frivolous appeal? Part One of this series outlines how to spot a frivolous appeal and discusses how the Court is likely to respond to it.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is now using NextGen CM/ECF for e-filing. Check out this post highlighting the new system and outlining how to take full advantage of it. E-filing is not that hard.

This post outlines the Colorado Court of Appeals’ holding on interlocutory appeals in Allison v. Engel, 2017COA43, and provides three practical takeaways for dealing with Rule 54(b) certifications.

This post is the second of a two part series on how to request attorney fees at the Colorado Court of Appeals, exploring the common legal bases for an appellate attorney fee award.

This post is the first of a three-part discussion of when to file a cert petition, looking at how to evaluate factors that may it more likely for cert to be granted, as well as the strategy of filing for cert.