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Most Common Court Appeals That are Denied


Most Common Court Appeals That are Denied

W.E. Hickson was a British educational writer. He was the author of Time and Faith and was the editor of The Westminster Review. He wrote part of the Official Peace Version of the British National Anthem, which was approved by the Privy Council found in 1925 edition Songs of Praise. Hickson is credited with the proverb:

Tis a lesson you should heed:

Try, try, try again.

If at first you don’t succeed,

Try, try, try again.

This proverb is most applicable when you’re going through the trial process. You may have lost your case, and are readying to make an appeal. You need to know what lies ahead of you and the steps you can take to make sure you win the appeal because it is not the same as going through the appeals process. The major difference between going through a trial and going through an appeal is the skills that are needed. An appeals court considers written arguments that analyze the law and written record. The parties may be limited to 30 to 50 pages in presenting their written argument. The court, in its discretion, may also allow oral arguments, but each argument is typically limited to 15 minutes per side.

What will improve your chances for success?

  • Have someone take a fresh look at the case. Fresh eyes looking over the case could be the one thing that sets up the potential win during the appeal.
  • Be realistic in your analysis. Consider all the potential issues to appeal and then decide on one or two issues to focus on that will insure the highest probability of success.
  • Consider using an experienced appellate practitioner. The appeals process requires a specific skill set and it may be in your best interest to hire someone with experience in the field. An experienced appellate practitioner may be the best option to craft a written and oral argument that provides the highest probability of success.

If you have any questions or are in need of legal advice contact Brown and Gould, PLLC online or call us at 405-235-4500. We are eager to hear your case and get you the help you need.






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