Requiring Leave To File Amicus Briefs Is A Bad Idea

The U.S. Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules is considering a proposal to amend Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(a) by requiring that a motion for leave be filed with all non-governmental amicus briefs in federal courts of appeals. In other words, if the proposed amendment were adopted, obtaining the parties’ consent to the […]

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Law360 Reappoints Larry Ebner To Appellate Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 has announced that I have been selected to be one of 14 members of its 2024 Appellate Editorial Advisory Board. “The editorial advisory boards provide feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.” I also was a member of the 2023 Appellate Editorial Advisory Board. Law360 is the

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Posturing Your Case To Win On Appeal

Posturing Your Case To Win On Appeal

(L-R): Angela Flowers, Elissa Haynes, Larry Ebner, Miranda Soto, Ann Trivett, Caryn Lilling At the 2024 Winter Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in St. Petersburg, Florida, I organized and moderated a lively and insightful panel on the many benefits of including an appellate specialist in a trial team. Our distinguished panelists,

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