Perhaps of most importance to winning a case on appeal is that attorneys look at the case through the perspective of the appellate court. Regardless of their level of experience in appellate courts, attorneys engaged in handling an appeal will benefit from the advice and consultation of former appellate judges, law school professors with expertise in the particular subject matter of the appeal, and experienced appellate practitioners.

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Appellate advocacy is specialized work. It draws upon talents and skills that are far different from those utilized in other facets of practicing law.

– The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert
Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument
(2d ed. NITA 2003)