"How to" articles and articles describing best practices regarding different aspects of appellate practice like articles relating to recent applications of a particular standard of review often prove helpful to practioners than broad statements or lessons from practice guides.
One can locate these articles by perusing relevant journals or by searching for articles using a periodical index like LegalTrac or in dedicated periodical databases. For example, a search for full-text articles in LegalTrac on the subject of appeals(law) with the phrase "standard of review" in the title yields a list of about 30 relevant articles from a variety of law journals.
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