For all you federal appellate practitioners, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently published a unofficial guide to practice in that court. As noted on the Ninth Circuit's website:
The Appellate Lawyer Representatives’ Ninth Circuit Practice Guide provides an outline of the appellate process and detailed information about many court procedures. While not an official court publication, the guide was developed in consultation with court staff and is freely available here: Appellate Practice Guide. The guide was developed by the Ninth Circuit’s Appellate Lawyer Representatives, a group of highly experienced and respected practitioners appointed by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to advise the court on procedural and other matters. While intended for lawyers, the guide also would likely be of benefit to journalists, students and educators, pro se litigants and others interested in the workings of the court.
A revised version, dated August 26, 2014, now addresses writs, en banc petitions and procedures, and amicus briefs, and has been revised to reflect changes in rules and practice.
Seems like it would be a good reference guide, even for those outside the Circuit.