I am filing an appeal for a family matter in the NJ Appellate Division. I am confused about the transcripts. I provided several copies already, per my scheduling order. Are transcripts reproduced again in the appendix? or are they left out of the appendix entirely because i already provided them?
Excellent question, And one that many attorneys have. No, transcripts are not generally included in the appendix. I say generally because if it is a short matter, I have occasionally included them just to make it easier for the Appellate Division to review. Your brief would not be rejected, but there is no reason to do so.
Here's a few samples that might be helpful of family law appeals: www.dpdlaw.com/appeals.htm
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You do not include the transcript in the appendix.
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I agree with my colleagues, answer. Sounds like it's done already but make sure App Div gets three copies of transcript and adversary gets one copy. Original should have been transmitted by Court Reporter to App Div. Good luck.
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