La. Admin. Code tit. 22, § XV-1155 - Appeals

A. If the client decides to appeal, counsel should timely and thoroughly file the necessary post-hearing motions and paperwork related to the appeal and closely follow the jurisdiction's rules of appellate procedure.
B. The appellate brief should be clear, concise, and comprehensive and also timely filed. The brief should reflect all relevant case law and present the best legal arguments available in state and federal law for the client's position. The brief should include novel legal arguments if there is a chance of developing favorable law in support of the parent's position.
C. If oral arguments are scheduled, the attorney should be prepared, organized, and direct. Appellate counsel should inform the client of the date, time and place scheduled for oral argument of the appeal upon receiving notice from the appellate court. Oral argument of the appeal on behalf of the client should not be waived, absent the express approval of the client, unless doing so would benefit the client.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 22, § XV-1155
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Public Defender Board, LR 37:332 (January 2011).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 15:148.

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