Appellate Practice

One Court of Justice

Bloggers here have assumed the weighty task of analyzing all opinions and orders of the Michigan Supreme Court, plus key opinions of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Paul Porvaznik

"Focuses on Illinois state and federal case developments and practice tips—in the areas of commercial, civil litigation."

petersmythe, p.c.

Covers issues of federal appellate law, including federal criminal issues, and concentrates mostly on the decisions of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Porzio Appellate Law Blog

"The Appellate Law blog informs followers of New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division, and Third Circuit cases. This blog summarizes and educates, in an easy-to-read format, appellate decisions, opinions and issues on a regular basis."

Pretrial, Trial & Appellate Advocacy Blog

"Intended for professors, adjunct professors, trial advocacy trainers, practicing lawyers and law students with an interest in all things about pretrial, trial and appellate advocacy."

SC Appeals – Tips and News

"Dedicated to South Carolina appellate practice."

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog analyzes the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and posts breaking news of court decisions. Supreme Court decisions are often posted here before the high court puts them on its own website. During session, links to audio clips of oral arguments are posted as they are ready.

SCOV Law Blog

"An ongoing conversation about the practice of law in Vermont, featuring summaries of all published Vermont Supreme Court decisions since July 2010, a dollop of lampooning, legal analysis, and a charming aggregation of creative thought."

Shuttleworth Law Updates

Posts cover actions of the Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa appellate courts, Iowa legislature and the St. Louis based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as well as intellectual property law topics.

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Posts on nearly every business day cover recent decisions from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests," note subsequent petitions for en banc rehearings and U.S. Supreme Court cert status, and offer related analysis and commentary.

Sixth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Southern California Appellate News

"News and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer, featuring the second and fourth district courts of appeal."

Split Circuits

Split Circuits is dedicated to tracking developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts.

Sua Sponte

"Sua Sponte focuses and reports on civil cases and other developments of interest from the Dallas Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas. It is produced and maintained by members of the Appellate Practice Group of Carrington Coleman in Dallas."

Suits & Sentences

"Covers federal courts in Washington, D.C., all appellate circuits, specialized federal courts and any interesting fact pattern that comes along."

Tenth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Texas Appellate Law Blog

"Civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news ... an online resource for trial lawyers, solo and small firm practitioners, and others who may have matters pending before the Texas appellate courts.

Texas Medical Malpractice Update

"New and noteworthy Texas health-care liability cases." Posts are generally short summaries of recent health law cases or links to outside articles.

The “Appellate Gourmet (c)”

"A site for lawyers interested in the many flavors of appellate issues and law, including business/commercial law, health law and medical malpractice defense, family law, criminal, statutory actions like ERISA, civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, business torts, whistle-blower, consumer protection and constitutional law."

The Appellate Record

"The online community and virtual watering hole for appellate lawyers and anyone else who is comfortable with their inner law nerd."

The Appellate Strategist

"News and commentary on cutting-edge legal issues pending in state and federal appellate courts across the country." Lots of state supreme court coverage.

The California Blog of Appeal

"The California Blog of Appeal is an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But it's not just for appellate lawyers. ... Trial lawyers will also be interested in the focus of this blog," which includes "(1) substantive legal developments; (2) appellate procedure, standards of review, and appellate jurisdiction that can greatly influence how a trial attorney shapes litigation at the trial level; (3) post-trial practice in the trial courts; and (4) writing, oral advocacy, and other practical skills."

The California Supremes Blog

"A blog for content related to the California Supreme Court."

The Candid Review Appellate Blog

"The Candid Review offers a summary of recent appeal cases and news regarding the appellate law world."

The CockleBur

"A blog about the law and life. The CockleBur covers everything from the U.S. Supreme Court to book reviews to lighthearted posts."