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Civil Appeals: State and Federal 2018 Edition

This handbook details the civil appeals procedure from start to finish with discussions on every aspect of the process.

Topics include preserving error for review in Illinois trial proceedings; final judgments; postjudgment motions; threshold appellate issues; standing to appeal; notices of appeal, separate appeal, and cross-appeal; stays and appeal bond; dismissal of appeals by the trial court; appeals from final judgments that do not dispose of an entire proceeding; interlocutory appeals of certain orders; interlocutory appeals as of right; interlocutory appeals of certified questions; interlocutory appeals in federal court; workers’ compensation appeals; family law and child custody appeals; preliminary conferences; expedited appeals; record on appeal; motion practice; appellate briefs; oral argument; the appendix; summary affirmance on appeal; petitions for rehearing; participation as amicus curiae; direct appeals; original actions in the Illinois Supreme Court; discretionary review and appeals as of right in the Illinois Supreme Court; certification of state law questions from the Seventh Circuit to the Illinois Supreme Court; issuance and effect of mandate; sanctions in the reviewing court; and costs on appeal.

General Editors

Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 — Introduction
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago

Chapter 2 — Preserving Error for Review in Illinois Trial Proceedings
Stacy E. Crabtree and Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 3 — Final Judgments
Craig L. Unrath, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 4 — Postjudgment Motions
Barry Levenstam and Henry C. Thomas, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Threshold Appellate Issues: Whether To Review and Standards of Review
Barry Levenstam, Jenner & Block LLP, and Nicole C. Berg, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Standing To Appeal
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Notices of Appeal, Separate Appeal, and Cross-Appeal
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Stays and Appeal Bonds
Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria, and Brian M. Smith, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Urbana

Chapter 9 — Dismissal of Appeals by the Trial Court
Barry Levenstam and Henry C. Thomas, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Appeals from Final Judgments That Do Not Dispose of an Entire Proceeding: Illinois Supreme Court Rule 304 and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b)g
William P. Hardy, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield

Chapter 11 — Interlocutory Appeals of Certain Orders
Brad A. Elward and Emily Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 12 — Interlocutory Appeals as of Right
Clare J. Quish, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C., and Patrick Dwyer, Dwyer & Coogan, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 13 — Interlocutory Appeals of Certified Questions
Brad A. Elward and Jessica Sarff, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 14 — Interlocutory Appeals in Federal Court
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP,  and Brij B. Patnaik, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 15 — Workers’ Compensation Appeals
Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 16 — Family Law and Child Custody Appeals
Elizabeth P. Butler, Law Office of Elizabeth Butler, Northbrook

Chapter 17 — Preliminary Conferences
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 18 — Expedited Appeals
Brett E. Legner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 19 — Record on Appeal
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 20 — Motion Practice
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 21 — Appellate Briefs
Michael A. Scodro, Jennifer T. Beach, and Kara Kapp, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 22 — Oral Argument
Michael A. Scodro, and Laura C. Bishop, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 23 — The Appendix
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 24 — Summary Affirmance on Appeal
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, and Nicole C. Berg, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 25 — Petitions for Rehearing
Michael A. Scodro and Geoffrey M. Pipoly, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 26 — Participation as Amicus Curiae
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 27 — Direct Appeals
Stephen F. Pflaum and Andrew G. May, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago

Chapter 28 — Original Actions in the Illinois Supreme Court
Stephen F. Pflaum, Karl R. Barnickol, and Gregory G. Forfa, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago

Chapter 29 — Discretionary Review and Appeals as of Right in the Illinois Supreme Court
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, and Jason F. Krigel, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 30 — Certification of State Law Questions from the Seventh Circuit to the Illinois Supreme Court
Michael A. Scodro and Geoffrey M. Pipoly, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 31 — Issuance and Effect of Mandate
Brett E. Legner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 32 — Sanctions in the Reviewing Court
Jessica Sarff, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria, and Anne Mergen, Robert Riffle Esq., Morton

Chapter 33 — Costs on Appeal
Anne Mergen, Robert Riffle Esq., Morton

Chapter 34 — Administrative Reviews
Owen E. MacBride, Schiff Hardin, Chicago

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Topics include preserving error for review in Illinois trial proceedings; final judgments; postjudgment motions; threshold appellate issues; standing to appeal; notices of appeal, separate appeal, and cross-appeal; stays and appeal bond; dismissal of appeals by the trial court; appeals from final judgments that do not dispose of an entire proceeding; interlocutory appeals of certain orders; interlocutory appeals as of right; interlocutory appeals of certified questions; interlocutory appeals in federal court; workers’ compensation appeals; family law and child custody appeals; preliminary conferences; expedited appeals; record on appeal; motion practice; appellate briefs; oral argument; the appendix; summary affirmance on appeal; petitions for rehearing; participation as amicus curiae; direct appeals; original actions in the Illinois Supreme Court; discretionary review and appeals as of right in the Illinois Supreme Court; certification of state law questions from the Seventh Circuit to the Illinois Supreme Court; issuance and effect of mandate; sanctions in the reviewing court; and costs on appeal.

General Editors

Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 — Introduction
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago

Chapter 2 — Preserving Error for Review in Illinois Trial Proceedings
Stacy E. Crabtree and Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 3 — Final Judgments
Craig L. Unrath, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 4 — Postjudgment Motions
Barry Levenstam and Henry C. Thomas, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Threshold Appellate Issues: Whether To Review and Standards of Review
Barry Levenstam, Jenner & Block LLP, and Nicole C. Berg, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Standing To Appeal
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Notices of Appeal, Separate Appeal, and Cross-Appeal
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Stays and Appeal Bonds
Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria, and Brian M. Smith, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Urbana

Chapter 9 — Dismissal of Appeals by the Trial Court
Barry Levenstam and Henry C. Thomas, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Appeals from Final Judgments That Do Not Dispose of an Entire Proceeding: Illinois Supreme Court Rule 304 and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b)g
William P. Hardy, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield

Chapter 11 — Interlocutory Appeals of Certain Orders
Brad A. Elward and Emily Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 12 — Interlocutory Appeals as of Right
Clare J. Quish, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C., and Patrick Dwyer, Dwyer & Coogan, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 13 — Interlocutory Appeals of Certified Questions
Brad A. Elward and Jessica Sarff, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 14 — Interlocutory Appeals in Federal Court
Michael A. Scodro, Mayer Brown LLP,  and Brij B. Patnaik, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 15 — Workers’ Compensation Appeals
Brad A. Elward, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria

Chapter 16 — Family Law and Child Custody Appeals
Elizabeth P. Butler, Law Office of Elizabeth Butler, Northbrook

Chapter 17 — Preliminary Conferences
Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 18 — Expedited Appeals
Brett E. Legner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 19 — Record on Appeal
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 20 — Motion Practice
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 21 — Appellate Briefs
Michael A. Scodro, Jennifer T. Beach, and Kara Kapp, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 22 — Oral Argument
Michael A. Scodro, and Laura C. Bishop, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 23 — The Appendix
Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 24 — Summary Affirmance on Appeal
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, and Nicole C. Berg, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 25 — Petitions for Rehearing
Michael A. Scodro and Geoffrey M. Pipoly, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 26 — Participation as Amicus Curiae
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 27 — Direct Appeals
Stephen F. Pflaum and Andrew G. May, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago

Chapter 28 — Original Actions in the Illinois Supreme Court
Stephen F. Pflaum, Karl R. Barnickol, and Gregory G. Forfa, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago

Chapter 29 — Discretionary Review and Appeals as of Right in the Illinois Supreme Court
Michael A. Scodro, Jenner & Block LLP, and Jason F. Krigel, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 30 — Certification of State Law Questions from the Seventh Circuit to the Illinois Supreme Court
Michael A. Scodro and Geoffrey M. Pipoly, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

Chapter 31 — Issuance and Effect of Mandate
Brett E. Legner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Chapter 32 — Sanctions in the Reviewing Court
Jessica Sarff, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria, and Anne Mergen, Robert Riffle Esq., Morton

Chapter 33 — Costs on Appeal
Anne Mergen, Robert Riffle Esq., Morton

Chapter 34 — Administrative Reviews
Owen E. MacBride, Schiff Hardin, Chicago

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