Sample Appellate Briefs

Brief #1: Once an attorneys-fee award is made under the Equal Access to Justice Act, may the fees be retained by the Government to recover a debt of the party, leaving the attorney’s fee unpaid?

Brief #2: Extra-record evidence, mental limitations, education, frostbite, and obesity.

Brief #3: The Court of Appeals, addressing an issue of first impression, held that Social Security Act permits attorney fees for past-due benefits after a remand.

Brief #4: Finding that former cleaner, whose ability to bend was severely impaired by arthritis, was not prevented from performing her past relevant work was not supported by substantial evidence; undisputed evidence was that cleaning work involved more than occasional bending.