Raymond Ward, who blogs at Appellate Law and Practice, an excellent overview of federal appellate decisions, offers free access to the materials he presented at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s "Bridging the Gap" seminar offered last week in New Orleans. The materials include a concise and eminently useful outline of appellate procedure here, the amendments to the Uniform Rules of La. Courts of Appeal here, an article on how to write an appellate brief, and an article on calculating the deadline for filing an application for supervisory writs.