Three Immutable Rules of Appellate Law

December 2, 2011

  • 30 Appeal and Error
  • 30X Record
  • 30X(A) Matters to Be Shown
  • 30k497 Grounds of Review
  • 30k497(1) k. In General.

30 Appeal and ErrorWhen practicing appellate law, there are at least three immutable rules: first, take great care to prepare a complete record; second, if it is not in the record, it did not happen; and third, when in doubt, refer back to rules one and two.
State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WallDesign Inc., 132 Cal.Rptr.3d 352 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 20, 2011)
Suggested by Valerie Garber, Principal Attorney Editor, Westlaw