Author: Larry Ebner
Published: June 5th, 2020
Larry Ebner, founder of Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC in Washington, D.C., handles appeals and writes amicus briefs in cases throughout the United States – including in the U.S. Supreme Court – that involve the federal government or federal law. In this article Larry provides practical advice on what an attorney should do when he or she files or opposes a certiorari petition and the Supreme Court then issues a “CVSG” – an order requesting the Solicitor General to file a brief expressing the views of the United States on the case and whether certiorari should be granted. In particular, Larry discusses how to prepare for and participate in a meeting with the Office of the Solicitor General, which is an opportunity to persuade the government either to support or oppose certiorari. This is very important since in a high percentage of cases, the Court follows the Solicitor General’s recommendation.
“Please visit Capital Appellate Advocacy to read the entire article.”