#AppellateTwitter Becomes Internet Hotspot For Legal Nerds

By Jess Krochtengel (June 7, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT) -- A spur-of-the-moment tweet from a Texas appellate lawyer a year ago spawned a hashtag that has turned into a vibrant corner of the internet responsible for connecting the country's appellate lawyers, birthing deep friendships and leading to real-life benefits like case referrals.

The #AppellateTwitter origin story dates back to a June 8, 2016, lunch with five appellate lawyers in Washington, D.C., and a jealous tweet from a Texas lawyer who was missing out on the group outing. At the time, no one thought much of the tweet, but in the following year, the hashtag took off.

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