The Appellate Unit is responsible for all aspects of the office's appellate practice, both criminal and civil. The primary function of the Appellate Unit is to ensure that the arguments presented in all appeal briefs filed by the office are consistent with the legal positions taken in other cases and by the Department of Justice and meet the standards for good appellate practice. Similarly, the Unit is responsible for ensuring AUSAs are well prepared for oral arguments and are effective advocates for the government's position. The Appellate Unit also provides legal advice to the office, and is responsible for updating the staff on a daily basis regarding appellate opinions and changes in the law and federal rules that may impact the work of the office.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/
- Ninth Circuit Opinions Page: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/opinions/
- Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments Calendar: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/
Supreme Court of the United States: https://www.supremecourt.gov/
About Federal Courts: https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/court-role-and-structure