Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reversal on Appeal

Larry Primeaux had a good discussion yesterday dealing with reversals on appeal and whether a new trial should be conducted.  A link to the article is here.  I do a fair bit of appeal work. For the most part, I am a fan of a new trial as opposed to a review of the record.  It gives you a chance to clear up any issues the trial judge made have had with the prior testimony.  This is particularly true on child custody and child support.  Many times appeals will take two years or so to make their way back to the trial court.  By then, lots of things can change. 

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