Kay Hunt – Featured Video Transcripts

Kay Hunt has featured three videos on her page which contain the following text.


Video Transcript:
What advantages do you see in working with an appellate advocate?
The greatest advantage, I think, is a fresh set of eyes. That I come into a case with no preconceptions, I wasn’t there, so I am looking at it anew with, again, how kind of the appellate court is going to look at it. The other advantage of working with an appellate lawyer is there is some standards that are unique to appellate practice known as the Standards of Review. They are not utilized at the trial court level. So every case has to be presented in terms of those Standards of Review and, as a person who handles many cases on appeal, I understand that. I understand that is the appellate court’s measuring stick, and if you do not present your case in terms of the Standard of Review you really have virtually no chance on appeal. So it’s very important to have someone who understands how the appellate court itself must view the case.


Video Transcript:
Kay Hunt’s appellate experience – handled over 600 appeals.
I started practicing appellate work in 1982 after clerking for a year for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in Milwaukee. I was very lucky in my career in that I was able to get into the courtroom right away in my practice. The Minnesota Court of Appeals came into existence in 1983, so I always said I kind of grew up with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, handling cases, really, from the very start of my career. And over my career, I mean it’s just expanded into all different kinds of areas, from handling tax cases to workers’ compensation to personal injury to insurance coverage to medical malpractice to legal malpractice. I’ve probably handled in every civil arena. I do not handle criminal cases by choice, but I’ve handled probably every kind of civil case at this point.


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How do you weigh the cost/benefit analysis of appealing a decision?
That is probably the most difficult question that the client confronts because it is a very personal decision to the client as to whether to expend what can be a long time period and substantial funds to kind of drag something out that, you know, you were not comfortable with the results to begin with. So for clients, often it’s explaining how the appellate process works, what the timing is, the cost, and that it’s ultimately up to the individual to decide whether this is in that person’s best interest to proceed with the appeal, both emotionally and financially.