After a court ruling, one or both parties may be unhappy with the decision and choose to move forward with an appeal. In that scenario, they’ll look to lawyers within an appellate practice.
That’s because bringing a case to an appellate court (AKA an appeals court) requires a different legal approach than the initial court case did. For instance, during an appellate trial, there is likely to be more focus on the legal issues at play and less focus on the details of the individual case.
As such, an appellate attorney needs to have a different skillset than a traditional trial lawyer. Specifically, a lawyer within an appellate practice will have finely-honed research and drafting skills, along with a keen ability to present and persuade.
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