Appellate Division

Attorneys in the Appellate Division are primarily responsible for handling direct appeals and other appellate litigation generated in PDS cases, providing legal advice and training to CJA attorneys in appellate matters, and responding to requests from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for amicus briefs in non-PDS cases involving novel or sophisticated legal issues. Another important function of the Appellate Division is to provide a wide range of advice and training to other PDS divisions. The Appellate Division attorneys’ knowledge and experience allow them to assist other PDS lawyers in complicated cases when difficult legal issues arise.