12 PM EDT
The next episode of our teleconference series on best practices for managing litigation cases focuses on appeals.
After litigation is complete at the trial court level, the next (and usually final) steps occur at the appellate level. Generally speaking, an appeal is the right of a party to have a judgment of trial court reviewed by a higher court. Most litigators will encounter appellate litigation at some point during their career, so be prepared. Whether a party believes the judgment was correct and should be affirmed, or believes it is incorrect and seeks to have it modified or reversed, the key to being an effective advocate at the appellate level is to be familiar with the procedural rules of the road, including applicable deadlines, as well as best practices for brief writing and oral argument.
Our panel will provide guidance, best practices, and share some of the lessons they have learned handling appeals. Topics of discussion will include:
· Types of appeals,
· Preservation of issues for appeal,
· Time periods for taking an appeal,
· Standard of review on appeal,
· Best practices for appellate brief-writing,
· Best practices for oral argument,
· Procedure in appellate court,
· Applications to higher courts, and
· Other best practices and appellate considerations.
Panelists: Jin-Ho King, Milligan Rona Duran & King
Lindsay Breedlove, Pepper Hamilton
Rich Rivera, Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Sponsored by: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee
Co-Sponsors: American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Lawyers Division Criminal Justice Committee