Do you take appellate appointments from the State Public Defender? Do you wonder what an SPD appellate appointment entails? The resource you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: Appellate Practice and Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel. This handbook covers everything from issue spotting, to communicating with clients, postconviction motions, merit appeals, no-merit procedure, and petitions for review. Plus, each chapter includes a helpful appendix of forms and checklists. Whether you are new to SPD appeals, a seasoned practitioner, or a judge who handles indigent defense cases, this book belongs on your desktop!
“This is a game changer for anyone concerned with defending indigent clients in Wisconsin appeals. The great news is that the SPD provides us the keys to quality representation, and those keys are easily accessible.” –Indigent Defense Examiner
“Inspiring and engaging. The SPD delivers a compelling blueprint of the Wisconsin criminal appeal.” –Weekly Standard of Review
“For lawyers who shudder at the complexity of Wisconsin’s postconviction practice, this handbook is your sedative. Take as needed.” —The Daily Dictum