Why you should attend
Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. You will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. You will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and effective.
What you will learn
- Strategic choices ,and common issues to watch for, in the trial court
- How to be an effective advocate - both in brief writing and in oral argument
- The rehearing and certiorari process
- The View from the Bench: effective appellate advocacy from the judicial perspective
Who should attend
This program will be of interest to attorneys who need to learn basic techniques of appellate litigation, experienced practitioners who would like to improve their skills in appellate advocacy, and in-house counsel who want to be able to better manage appellate litigation handled by outside counsel.
March 20, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (E.D.T)
2:00 Effective and Persuasive Brief Writing
- Practical suggestions for brief-writing: Question presented, introduction, statement of case , statement of facts, summary of argument and argument
- The “Golden Rules” of written argument
Cate Stetson, Richard B. Rosenthal
3:00 Preparing for and Delivering Oral Argument
- Practical techniques for preparation for oral argument
- Speaking styles and addressing substantive concerns
- Handling specific issues with members of the Court
Roy T. Englert, Jr., Kevin C. Newsom
4:15 Strategic Choices in Trial Courts/ Discretionary Review Proceedings / The View from the Bench
Part I: Strategic choices and discretionary review:
- Making strategic choices and issue preservation in the trial court
- How is each type of objection preserved?
- Working with trial counsel
Part II: Discretionary review:
- Petitions for rehearing
- Certiorari to the Supreme Court
- Petitions for review in state supreme courts
Part III: The View from the Bench
- What judges consider to be effective appellate advocacy
John P. Elwood, Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, Hon. Theodore McKee
David M. Gossett
~ Assistant General Counsel for Litigation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
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