Judge Jose Fuentes has often been willing to share his views about what is and is not good appellate practice.  Examples of that were discussed here and here.  At last night’s NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee meeting, Judge Fuentes took questions from committee members and offered a number of practice pointers.  Some have been stated before, by Judge Fuentes or other judges, some were new, but all were

White Glove Hospitality, LLC v. Stockton University, 2018 WL 1352589 (App. Div. March 16, 2018).  Many seminars and articles about appellate practice focus on tips for writing better briefs or making more compelling oral arguments.  Preparing a proper appendix, a facially less interesting subject, rarely gets addressed in any detail.  Perhaps as a result of that, the Appellate Division

State of New Jersey in the Interest of N.P., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This decision by Judge Messano addresses four appeals involving seven different juveniles. The broad issue presented was “whether a juvenile complaint charging a crime or repetitive disorderly persons offense may be diverted without the prosecutor’s consent.”  Judge Messano carefully analyzed the applicable statutory and court rule sources of relevant law, and concl