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"Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer" just released
Kramon & Graham appellate practice chair Steve Klepper is co-editor

Steve KlepperKramon & Graham announced today that appellate practice chair Steven M. Klepper, together with co-editors Paul Mark Sandler and Andrew D. Levy, have completed the fifth edition of "Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal," published by the Maryland State Bar Association.

"Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer" was first edited by Paul Mark Sandler and published in 1977. Updates for the fifth edition reflect developments in the Maryland and federal appellate practice since release of the last edition in 2014 and include:

  • Highlights of federal and Maryland appellate rules

  • Conversations with Chief Judges of all three appellate courts

  • Advice on effective brief writing

  • Steps on preparing the record extract and joint appendix

  • Amicus briefs

  • Review through extraordinary writs and certified questions by the court of appeals

The new edition includes valuable sample documents, including petitioner's brief, appellee's brief, and appellant's brief for Maryland's appellate courts.

"What an honor to have participated in this authoritative reference with my teachers, mentors, and colleagues Paul Sandler and Andrew Levy," said Steve Klepper. "Through their leadership and guidance and the insight and wisdom imparted by our esteemed contributors, I know this publication will continue to be a valuable resource for all who practice in Maryland's appellate courts."

Steve is the Maryland State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee Chair, and founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MSBA Maryland Appellate Blog.

For more information and to order "Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal," contact the Maryland State Bar Association at or call 410-685-7878.