How Unappealing: Ethics Issues In Appointed Appellate Representation, Vol. 52, No. 1 RES GESTAE 37 (July/August 2008)

Introduction Some members of the Disciplinary Commission urged me to write about a topic that arises with unsettling frequency: appellate counsel’s failure to meet basic ethical duties to their clients. This arises most often with appointed counsel, usually in direct criminal appeals.  However, appellate appointments in civil matters have become more commonplace as well since [...]