In an effort to improve the
quality of appellate advocacy, the Ninth Circuit has produced a
28-minute practice guide video. Separate versions oriented
toward criminal and civil appeals are available. The guide is a
valuable aid for both experienced and novice advocates, and is
available as a digital download from this website. Copies are
also available for viewing at all circuit library locations.
The guide, collaboratively developed by members of the Ninth
Circuit bench, seasoned practitioners and court staff, traces a
hypothetical case from filing to disposition. Viewing the video
may be applied to the continuing legal education requirements
for California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Please note that these videos were created
prior to the Court's use of the Case Management/Electronic Case
Filing (CM/ECF) system, which allows documents to be filed
electronically. Some of the references in the videos to filing
documents by mail or in person are therefore outdated. Please
refer to the
Circuit Rules for current filing requirements.