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Rickman Offers Insight into How Young Appellate Judges Read Briefs and Motions

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals

Today, I cut a weekend beach trip short to come to Macon to attend a one-day meeting and seminar for a group of Georgia DUI lawyers. My family returned home later, but I traveled up I–16 to a farm in Macon. Instead of the typical hotel ballroom environment, we met at a farm cabin on some… Continue Reading

Ct. of Appeals Judge Carla McMillian’s Ten Tips on Practice

Posted in Georgia Court of Appeals, News

Judge Carla McMillian’s campaign for re-election is in full swing. The Augusta press ran a full interview last month. And Judge McMillian took some time out to speak to the Appellate Practice Section’s monthly luncheon, where she reflected on a year on the Court and shared her top ten lessons and tips from her time as… Continue Reading

A Key to Success on Georgia Appeals is to Really Know Your Audience

Posted in Oral Argument, Supreme Court of Georgia, Writing

When I succeed in my brief writing or at oral argument (I measure success by writing a good brief and by fluid conversational delivery at argument — not necessarily by result), it is because I stop to think about my audience. More particularly, I remember that my audience includes a set of staff attorneys and… Continue Reading