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This program will provide real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees 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 how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and effective.
What You Will Learn
After completing this session, participants will be able to:
- Make strategic choices, and know common issues to watch for, in the trial court
- Be an effective advocate - both in brief writing and in oral argument
- Solicit amici and prepare amicus briefs
- Comprehend the rehearing and certiorari process
- Understand the “View from the Bench”: effective appellate advocacy from the judicial perspective
This program will provide transitional Skills credit.
Program Level: Update
Prerequisites: 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 should attend.
Advanced Preparation: None
Principles of Appellate Litigation: A Guide to Modern Practice, Authored by Mark D. Harris, Proskauer Rose LLP, is now available!