There is a new appellate law blog to add to your feed readers. Kendall Gray has been working toward the launch of The Appellate Record for some time. Today, I got a tweet announcing that it was finally live.
So check it out. His first few posts cover a little of everything.
2 responses so far ↓
1 Eric Schwartz // Mar 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm
I am representing myself In propria persona and have a question regarding the appellate record. During trial my attorney filed a notice to rely on certain depositions which he listed therein however the deposition was not entered into evidence or used at trial. Oposing counsel also filed a notice of intent to use transcripts at trial which included the same deposition. I want to use the deposition in my appeal. Do these notices make the depo a part of the trial record and if so, can I therefore make mit a part of the appellate record. Any suggestions? Thanks much.
2 Don Cruse // Mar 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm
I can’t answer specific legal questions here, especially about procedural points. The question you’re asking depends on things like what sort of trial proceeding this was, when and how a notice was made, etc. Those can be subtle questions. Sometimes the fight over whether a specific piece of evidence is properly in the record even becomes the central issue in an appeal.
If someone else feels more comfortable answering or knows of a helpful online resource on this subject, please be my guest.