Civil Appeals Process: Parties, Briefs & Oral Arguments

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Which of the following is NOT true of an appeal?

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1. In the oral argument stage of the appeals process, the judge listens to:

2. Pete and Nate were involved in a civil suit involving discrimination at work. Pete initiated the lawsuit and lost in lower court. He appealed the decision and took the case to federal appeals court. What should Pete include in his brief?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of the steps involved in filing an appeal and the roles of the court and those involved in the original case. These assessment focus on testing what you know about legal terms and the stages of the appeals process.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to test your knowledge about:

  • The ability to recognize true statements about the civil appeals process
  • What happens in the oral argument stage of the process
  • The term used to describe what is needed to request that the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal from a federal court
  • What is needed to include in a brief based on a fictitious appeals scenario
  • When an appeals court ruling is not final

Skills Practiced

With these resources, you can practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding each stage of the appeals process
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding when an appeals court ruling is not final and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is required to request that the Supreme Court hear an appeal from a federal court

Additional Learning

To learn more about this legal topic, please read the lesson titled Civil Appeals Process: Parties, Briefs & Oral Arguments. Some learning goals you will be able to meet in this lesson include:

  • Define appeal
  • Identify the terms used to describe the parties involved in an appeal
  • Describe what each party must do during the appeal process
  • Provide details of a well-known case in which the appeals process was utilized
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