A loss in the trial court can be devastating, but it doesn’t mean that your case is over. There are any number of mistakes that can (and do) happen in the trial court. An appeal is your opportunity—your right—to try and correct such mistakes. It’s a second chance for your case.
Prosecuting or defending an appeal requires a distinct set of skills: Whereas a trial attorney attempts to persuade a jury through oral advocacy (e.g., opening statements and witness examination), an appellate attorney attempts to persuade a panel of judges through written advocacy (i.e., a well-researched and succinct brief). An appeal, in other words, is a unique type of legal battle for a which a unique type of attorney is needed.
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