Mark Twain defined a “classic” as: “something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”

The “classic” book on appellate practice, 13th edition, has just been published, and it is worth reading.  At least it could be helpful if you have an appeal.

I had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of Tennessee’s only Appellate Practice Handbook, titled Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee, published by Nashville Bar Association.   Members of the Nashville Bar Association as well as the general public can download this edition for free from the NBA website, or by clicking here.

My sincere thanks goes to the Nashville Bar Association for publishing this Handbook, and to the assistant editors, Jacob A. Vanzin, William T. Owen, and William Allensworth, for their work with me in producing this latest edition. This Handbook provides a thorough procedural framework for not only the appellate practitioner, but any attorney who needs to solidify their understanding of the appellate process to better serve their clients. We sincerely hope that our colleagues in all fields of the law find the Handbook useful and informative.