Academy of Appellate Lawyers Announces 
Inaugural Fellowship Program Year and New Fellows

The California Academy of
Appellate Lawyers is pleased to announce that it has launched the inaugural
year of its Fellowship Program. The program will allow up to four lawyers a
year who are budding appellate practitioners to enhance their skills in the

“Lawyers are an indispensable part of the pursuit of justice.”

The rarely cited Standards of Conduct for the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure—found in the TRAP following Section Five—begins with this statement. The Standards explain that:

The appellate lawyer’s role is to present the law controlling the disposition of a case in a manner that