For Attorneys

“That was a brilliant piece of work, by the way.”
— Attorney after consultation in custody appeal.

“You are a wordsmith master!! I could not have done this without you! Keep me near the top of the reference list.” — Attorney after using brief-writing services in foreclosure appeal.

Sometimes an attorney will ask for assistance in handling a case on appeal, especially if that attorney rarely practices appellate law. For such attorneys, the idea of compiling a record, filing a properly formatted brief, or navigating the Rules of Appellate Procedure can seem daunting, even if that attorney has long practiced law in the substantive legal field from which the appeal is taken. Other times the attorney simply has no time or interest in pursuing the appeal, but does not want to discontinue her representation of a valued client.

This firm has provided appellate assistance to other attorneys in cases of all kinds and sizes.  Recent examples include:

  • Advising an out of state firm, in association with North Carolina firm, about potential future appellate issues in a catastrophic products liability case;
  • Editing appellate filings for a small North Carolina firm in a contract dispute employment case; and
  • Drafting appellate materials for a North Carolina solo practitioner in a wrongful termination case.
In either case, Mr. Hayes offers flexible support services for attorneys who are continuing to represent clients on appeal. Such support can range from an Of Counsel role, where Mr. Hayes is available to make appearances and file briefs, to a research support role. Under no circumstances will Mr. Hayes assist non-lawyers in the unauthorized practice of law.

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