On Appeal? Process, Pointers, and Pitfalls for Non-Appellate Attorneys

A white paper by Judge David M. Furman with Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Jessica Ross, Esq. which contains a basic overview of appellate practice in Colorado state courts.


Faced with the prospect of an appeal for the first time and not sure where to begin? This practice guide—a basic overview of appellate practice in Colorado state courts—is a good starting point. Download this free resource, which covers:
  • General information about the ins and outs of the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court; 
  • A step-by-step overview of filing and appeal and beyond; and 
  • Practical tips for how to help ensure a successful appeal in the future by starting at the trial phase.
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Because of the generality of the information on this site, it may not apply to a given place, time, or set of facts. It is not intended to be legal advice, and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations