Appellate Division

The attorneys in the Appellate Division are primarily responsible for handling the appellate litigation generated in PDS cases, providing legal advice to CJA attorneys in appellate matters, and responding to requests from the D.C. Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) for briefs in non-PDS cases involving novel or complex legal issues. Another important function of the Appellate Division is to provide a wide range of technical assistance and training to other PDS divisions. The Appellate Division attorneys’ knowledge and experience allow them to assist in complex cases without having to perform long hours of original research each time difficult legal issues arise.