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The Appellate Division

          The Appellate Division is responsible for supervising the office’s appeals in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The responsibilities of the Appellate Division include writing briefs and presenting arguments in the circuit court of appeals, assisting other AUSAs in drafting and editing briefs, and conducting moot courts and otherwise preparing AUSAs for oral arguments. The Appellate Division also coordinates with the Department of Justice and the Solicitor General concerning  government appeals, petitions for rehearing en banc, and U.S. Supreme Court litigation in all cases involving the government arising from the district.

          In addition, the Division is responsible for keeping AUSAs informed of developments in the law, providing legal advice generally to AUSAs and the U.S. Attorney, drafting and reviewing responses to post-conviction motions seeking collateral relief, reviewing district court filings on significant points of law, and participating in the formulation of policy.

Updated April 22, 2015