Ed Haden, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Issues & Appeals Practice, recently authored Alabama Appellate Practice, a 450-page book published by CLE Alabama.
The publication explains the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure, statutes, and case law necessary to present a matter to Alabama’s appellate courts for a decision on the merits. It begins with preserving arguments for appeal, filing post-judgment motions, determining when a judgment is final, and identifying which interlocutory orders are subject to appellate review. The book then describes the intricacies of mandamus practice, and when, how, and where to file a notice of appeal. The rules for civil appeals, criminal appeals, and administrative appeals are explained. In addition, Ed explains how to organize and file briefs of the parties, amicus briefs, certiorari petitions, and petitions for rehearing.
More than just a collection of quotations of the rules, Alabama Appellate Practice is designed to give the practitioner a head start on what he or she needs to practically navigate the appellate court system. Much of the content in the book comes answering questions asked by real trial lawyers about real cases.
The text of the book is searchable online through LEXIS. The paperback copy of the book is available from CLE Alabama.
Ed serves as chairman of the Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure and is a member of the DRI Appellate Advocacy group. Ed is recognized for his appellate work by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.