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Judge Christopher McFadden Offers Advice on Requesting Oral Argument

Posted in Oral Argument, Uncategorized

How do you make the most compelling possible case for oral argument in the Georgia Court if Appeals? According to Judge Christopher McFadden, it is important to draft a self-contained request that summarizes the key issues in the case. It is important also to explain exactly how argument will assist the court under the unique… Continue Reading

Judge McFadden Speaks on Getting Elected and Getting Started

Posted in News

  Approximately 16 attendees made the snow-ladened trek to the appellate practice section luncheon Nashville, Tennessee, held in conjunction with the State Bar of Georgia’s mid-year meeting.  The Honorable Christopher McFadden, newly elected to the Georgia Court of Appeals, gave a fascinating talk on the process of campaigning for the appellate bench, the process of… Continue Reading

Nahmias and McFadden Win Election to Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals, News, Supreme Court of Georgia

Justice David Nahmias and Judge-Elect Christopher McFadden have been elected respectively to the Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals. Both won by wide margins. Georgia votes made the right choice in both elections. Justice Nahmias is likely to continue to do excellent work on the Court. I look forward to his well-reasoned… Continue Reading

Georgia Appeals Election Day

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals, News, Supreme Court of Georgia

If you haven’t already done so, please vote in today’s election. Polls close at 7:00 p.m. this evening. I voted at 8:00 a.m. this morning, and the woman at my precinct told me that I was only the fifth voter to darken their doors. This is a very important election, and much is at stake…. Continue Reading

So, About the Rest of My Ballot for Georgia Appeals Seats

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals, News, Supreme Court of Georgia

I recently wrote about my decision to vote for Justice Nahmias over challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins. That post was picked up by Aly Palmer on the ATL Law Blog, the blog of the Fulton Daily Report. The post has generated thoughtful emails to me about the election. I hope that you’ll research the candidates yourselves… Continue Reading