Federal Appellate Practice Teleconference: Considering Supreme Court Review

"From the soup of preserving issues at trial to the nuts of how to get Supreme Court review, it's all here." - Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on Federal Appellate Practice

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

To coincide with BNA Books' publication of Mayer Brown's Federal Appellate Practice, our Supreme Court & Appellate practice is pleased to offer a complimentary teleconference series focusing on topics of interest to counsel dealing with appeals in the federal courts. Each 30-minute session, led by various authors of the book, will offer an inside look at how to successfully navigate the federal appeals process.

The fourth event in our series focused on Considering Supreme Court Review and was led by the authors of this chapter, partners Kenneth Geller and Timothy Bishop, who are also coauthors of the leading treatise in this area, Supreme Court Practice (BNA Books, 9th ed. 2007). Petitioning the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari can be a time-consuming and expensive process. The first step in deciding to embark on that course should be determining whether the Court is likely to hear the case at all. Ken and Tim discussed how to judge if a case is "certworthy," the mechanics of filing, the do's and don'ts of writing a petition for certiorari, and the ins and outs of opposing a certiorari petition.

Kenneth Geller
Timothy Bishop

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