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Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin
  • AE0023

7th ed. 2016-2017

(Includes 2017-2018 Supplement)

Get the gold standard for your next appeal

If you plan on appealing a case to either the Wisconsin Court of Appeals or the Wisconsin Supreme Court, this is the standard reference on appellate practice in both. You’ll find Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin’s 28 chapters provide basic information on appellate procedures, as well as sophisticated commentary on expedited appeals, briefing, oral argument, one-judge appeals, and other all-important topics.

Several appendices provide additional resources – including:

  • A Standards of Appellate Review" outline, prepared by thethe Hon. Thomas Hruz of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III
  • Numerous appellate court forms, prepared by the Clerk of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • The full text of the Wisconsin Rules of Appellate Procedure

Both the print and Books UnBound versions include a complete set of fillable, unannotated forms via download.

Newly revised

The 2017-2018 supplement reflects important legal developments affecting appellate practice, including:

  • A Wisconsin Supreme Court order, effective for appeals filed on or after July 1, 2018:
    • specifying briefing procedures in cases involving multiple parties
    • amplifying procedures for briefing and participation by guardians ad litem in termination-of-parental-rights cases
  • Amendments to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s internal operating procedures, including the end of open administrative conferences
  • Updated appendixes, including:
    • Added references to recent appellate opinions discussing standards of review
    • Recently amended text of the Wisconsin Rules of Appellate Procedure

Summary of contents

  1. Introduction to the Wisconsin Appellate System
  2. Jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Appellate Courts
  3. Standards of Review and the Decision to Appeal
  4. Appeal as of Right to the Court of Appeals
  5. Filing a Civil Appeal as of Right
  6. Parties to the Appeal
  7. Transcripts and the Record on Appeal
  8. Multiple Appeals
  9. Appeals by Permission from Nonfinal Orders or Judgments
  10. Supervisory Relief in the Court of Appeals
  11. Briefing
  12. Oral Argument
  13. Motion Practice–Section 809.14
  14. Relief Pending Appeal–Sections 809.12 and 808.07
  15. Expediting the Appeal
  16. Post-decision Procedures
  17. Publication of Opinions
  18. Miscellaneous Procedures in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
  19. Review in Criminal Cases and Postdisposition Relief Under Section 809.30
  20. One-Judge Appeals
  21. Internal Operating Procedures: Court of Appeals
  22. Introduction to Supreme Court Review
  23. Petition for Supreme Court Review–Section 809.62
  24. Bypass to the Supreme Court
  25. Original Actions in the Supreme Court
  26. Supervisory Relief in the Supreme Court
  27. Wisconsin Supreme Court Internal Operating Procedures
  28. Administrative Appeals


  • Addresses and Phone Numbers Pertinent to Appellate Practice
  • Clerks of Circuit Court
  • Standards of Appellate Review
  • Materials for Expedited Appeals
  • Forms for Use in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin Rules of Appellate Procedure

Be fully prepared

You want to give your client the best representation possible on appeals, so make Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin your key resource.

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