Tips on Petitioning for Certiorari In the U.S. Supreme court
11 June 2007
For many lawyers, representing a client in a case that is a candidate for review by the United States Supreme Court is a once in a lifetime experience. Yet the art of seeking certiorari in the Supreme Court-with its focus on conflicts among lower courts and the importance of the case to non-parties-is decidedly foreign to many litigators, who spend their days engaged in the underlying merits of a dispute. This article seeks to make certiorari practice a little less foreign by providing some tips on the factors the Supreme Court considers in deciding whether to review a case.