Appellate Practice Tools and Resources


** Please be aware that July 1, 2020, the new  Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules (not to be confused with the Rules of Appellate Procedure) go into effect.  A CAFL Appellate Panel Summary can be found here: Summary of July 2020 M.A.C. Rules


CAFL Appellate Panel Certification Training

(Please note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this training has been postponed from May 2020 to October 2020 as an online webinar)

Now accepting applications

CAFL is now accepting applications for the 2020 CAFL Appellate Panel Certification Training.  This training, previously scheduled for May 5, 6, and 7, 2020, will now be held from 9:00-12:30 on October 5, 8, 13 and 16, 2020 as a live webinar.  The application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2020. The agency actively seeks to diversify its private attorney panel membership.

For more information about the training, click here: October CAFL appellate panel training notice

To download the application, click here: CAFL Appellate Panel Application – October 2020

The Law

CAFL Appellate Practice

CAFL Administration

Appellate Bulletins and Other Releases

Brief-Writing Tips


In Order of Appearance in an Appellate Brief

General Writing Tips (Grammar, Punctuation, Etc.) (with lots of CAFL appellate examples)

Training Materials, Models, Research


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