Often I find myself shaking my head when a client has filed their own unemployment appeal and after they have been denied they come to me and want me to help.  Usually by that time it is too late. Home grown appeals are usually totally ineffective.  Rather than making a good argument under the law why they are entitled to unemployment compensation, they simply write how unfair it is, and how they need the money, and why their boss was a jerk…..all true no doubt, but it doesn’t get them the money they were entitled to. And the saddest cases are where they had a really good claim and just never articulated it.