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An Overview of the Federal Criminal Appellate Process

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Produced on September 08, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Litigation Public Interest

Course Description

Federal criminal appeals are a constant source of uncertainty among the criminal defense bar. The rules in every Circuit Court differ from one to the next. How do I file an appendix, how many copies are required, does the court require hyperlinking? These are just a few of the questions you should be asking yourself if you are filing a federal criminal appellate brief.

This program presents an overview of the federal criminal appellate process, the rules that control the process, and practical advice for navigating both. We will cover topics from the first filing of the notice of appeal to Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.  

Join us as Brad Henry, a New York City based federal criminal attorney, walks you through the process from start to finish. Mr. Henry, managing member of The Henry Law Firm PLLC, is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate. He has filed and argued appeals in multiple Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court recently granted, reversed and remanded an appeal brought by Mr. Henry for a criminal client.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review how to get started, particularly how to file a notice of appeal or Writ of Certiorari
  2. Understand the rules that control the appellate process and where to find them
  3. Discuss how an appellate brief should be formatted
  4. Gain practical advice on how to write and file a compliant brief 

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Bradley L. Henry

The Henry Law Firm PLLC

Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets. In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with narcotics offenses, robbery, firearm offenses and a multitude of other federal and state crimes.

Mr. Henry has tried many federal criminal cases and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented multiple individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice (Cybercrime Division, Environmental Protection Division, Public Corruption Division), Postal Inspector, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and various other federal agencies.

Brad is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Federal Bar Council and the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys. He presents on various topics related to white collar and federal criminal cases. Brad is also a current CJA panel attorney in the Southern District of New York and a former CJA panel attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Jessica H.

Very informative

Edward M.

Good procedural summary.

Arthur R.

Presenter did an excellent job of presenting very detailed material.

Darrell R. J.

Excellent course expertly presented by very articulate speaker. I hope he becomes a regular instructor for Lawline.

Matthew B.

Excellent introduction to federal criminal briefing.

Edward P.

This was an exceptionally detailed and thorough course.

James V.

Excellent speaker - has the heart of a teacher.

Mattie A.


Steven R.

Very good summary of this often confusing topic.

Gregory M.

Very good presentation!

John C. T.

good lecture

Bradford B.

Excellent overview of the federal appellate process for those who are new to it.

Stephen G.

Excellent. Very helpful.

Thaddeus A.

Very useful, thank you

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