Essays

Analysis of Washington v. Trump

The Top Appellate Stories of 2016

ROBOLAWYERS? REALLY?

Update on Recent (And Upcoming) Appellate Developments

Three Recent Low-Profile Rulings

A Fresh Look at Appellate Oral Argument

When Preservation Becomes Painful

The Stories Behind Those SCV Statistics

A Fresh Look at SCV Statistics

The Evolution of Appellate Oral Argument

Some Awful What-Ifs on the SCV Dispute

An Updated and Improved VANA

Political Squabble Produces a Judicial Mess

Governor Appoints Roush to Supreme Court

Some 2014 Statistics, Decoded

Liberal or Conservative? SCV Voting Patterns

Another SCOTUS Blockbuster — Obergefell v. Hodges

Thoughts on King v. Burwell

SCV Justices in New Video

On the Death of Bill Zinsser

Does Noting an Appeal Divest the Trial Court of Jurisdiction?

New Rules – Here, and on the Horizon

Important Appealabilty Ruling from SCOTUS

VANA at the Ten-Year Mark

The Passing of an Appellate Giant

Note on the Death of Judge Ney

News and Notes

How Many Issues?

Virginia’s Standard for Temporary Injunctions

SCV’s “Road Shows”

Tech Age Staggers Into Virginia

How SCOTUS Finessed Jurisdiction in US v. Windsor

Nine Reasons Why Appellate Practice Is Better Than Trial Practice

Priceless Guidance, Straight from the Consumer

A Hard Look at Some Painful Numbers

The Procedure Geek’s Guide to US v. Windsor

SCV to Weigh in on Gambling Statute

A Titan Moves On

Where Have All the Cases Gone?

Note on the Passing of Justice Whiting

The Demurrer Trap

An Appellate Lawyer’s Look at Supreme Court Statistics

Even More FAQs

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rehearings*

Appellate Myths and Legends (And a Few Facts)

Justice Mims Provides “Musings of a Rookie Justice”

Note on Justice Hassell’s Passing

Supreme Court Turns Up Heat on Modified Assignments

Recent Growth in Appellate Bar Associations

Beware the Federal Finality Trap

A Few More FAQ’s

Certiorari v. Error Correction: Which Is Which, and Why It Matters

VANA at the Five-Year Mark

An Appellate Bookshelf

An Appellate Wish List

On Professionalism

The Etiquette of Appellate Practice

The Most Trusted Man

Recent Opinions Trouble Virginia Prosecutors

Thoughts on In re Commonwealth

CAV Issues Chilling Contempt Order

The Top Appellate Stories of 2008

On the Right to Counsel

Musings on Boumedienne v. Bush

SCV Cracks Down on Assignments of Error

Justice Agee’s Perspective

The Top Ten Appellate Stories of 2007

New Font Requirements in Virginia Appellate Courts

Some More FAQ’s

Casanova On Appellate Persuasion

New Pro Bono Civil Attorneys’ Panel

“Gotcha” Defenses in Appellate Courts

Life in the Land of Appellate Tranquility

FAQ — What Trial Lawyers Want to Know

Year-End Report on Judicial Pay

The Top 10 Appellate Stories of 2006

A Lesson from the Life of Frank Dunham

What Not to Say

Hemingway on Appellate Writing

The Trial Lawyer’s Tightrope Walk

Spontaneity in Oral Argument

New USSCt Rule on Citing Unpublished Opinions

Chastising Unnecessary Length

Cicero on Oral Argument

Lots of Goodies in This CAV Opinion

The Top 10 Appellate Stories of 2005

Sun Tzu: The Art of Appellate War

A Quick Read on Appellate Statistics

Federal Jurisdiction; The Tweezer Method

Practice Tips — Straight from the Clerk Suggestions from the Supreme Court Clerk

Training the Appellate Advocate

The Importance of Humphreys v. Ozmint

The Top Ten Ways to Lose Your Appeal

Explaining an Appellate Practice