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Embracing AI in Appellate Brief Writing: Capitalizing on Benefits While Mitigating Risks a...
April 17, 2024 CLE, CLE Ethics Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will discuss how appellate lawyers might efficiently and ethically use machine learning and generative artificial intelligence to create more persuasive and better written briefs. The panel will address the possible use of AI by judges or jurors. Read More

Effective Appellate Briefs: How Appellate Judges Read Briefs and Decide Cases and How to G...
Mastering the Art of Persuasive Appellate Briefs
October 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with techniques for writing compelling appellate briefs, identify common mistakes that routinely lead to poor results, and provide a glimpse into how appellate judges read briefs. Appellate courts usually require briefs to be structured in a specific way, and our... Read More

Appellate Briefing Strategies: Framing the Issue and Drafting the Statement of Facts
April 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will offer practical methods for framing the issues on appeal and drafting the facts of the case so that they tell the court a clear, understandable story. The panel will then guide practitioners in how to efficiently edit what has been drafted, including editing one's own writing,... Read More

Abrogating Precedent: Challenging Statutory and Constitutional Interpretations That No Lon...
September 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review best strategies for changing how lawyers should argue their cases after recent U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Court decisions applying or modifying the doctrine of stare decisis. The panel will discuss new ways of analyzing, applying, and refining precedent, how U.S.... Read More

Appellate Oral Argument: Philosophy, Preparation, Presentation, and Rebuttal
May 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide appellate counsel with techniques for persuading appellate judges during oral argument, with attention on remote and video arguments. Our panel of appellate specialists will discuss the key goals of oral argument and how to prepare for and present the argument, as well a... Read More

Appellate Advocacy and Citing Authority in Briefs and Oral Argument: Advanced Issues
Special Justifications for Not Following a Higher Court, Citing a Lower Cou...
November 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide appellate lawyers to refine authority's compelling and persuasive deployment in briefs and oral arguments and review why authority should be handled differently in these separate settings. The panel will discuss resisting the "more is better" trap, recognizing when the de... Read More

Federal Appeals and Motions Practice in U.S. Circuit Courts
Making or Opposing Requests for Permission to Appeal, Mandamus, Stays, Summ...
February 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the procedural and substantive motions that can be filed with a U.S. Circuit Court to initiate an appeal and once the appeal is pending. The panel will discuss how strategic use of motions --or successful opposition to them--can influence the course of the appeal. The pr... Read More

Effective Reply Briefs in Appellate Practice: Strategic Uses, Best Practices for Drafting
December 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will provide guidance to appellate lawyers on strategic uses of--and best practices for drafting--reply briefs in appellate practice. The panel will provide insights, explore those best practices, and offer concrete tips for drafting a reply that may resolve a case before, or without... Read More

Appeals Before a Final Judgment: Substantive and Procedural Strategies for Appealing “Fina...
Framing the Issue, Statutory Rights, Common Law Doctrines, Collateral Order...
October 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE will discuss advanced substantive and procedural strategies for filing successful interlocutory appeals in federal courts. Read More

Appellate Practice: Identifying Issues for Appeal, Drafting Questions Presented, and Brief...
December 7, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with techniques for identifying and presenting key issues for appeal. The panel will cover effective drafting of the questions presented and provide case-winning tips for preparing a strong appellate brief. Read More

Strategic Use of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Advocacy
Drafting Effective Amicus Briefs; Soliciting and Coordinating Amici Curiae;...
October 12, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance to appellate attorneys, litigators and in-house litigation managers on the strategic use of amicus briefs in appellate advocacy. The panel will offer guidance on soliciting and coordinating amicus support, as well as insights and advice on writing amic... Read More

Embedded Appellate Counsel at the Trial Level: Demonstrating Your Value to Trial and In-Ho...
Identifying and Optimizing Opportunities to Partner With Trial Counsel Befo...
September 19, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how appellate counsel can optimize opportunities to partner with trial counsel and in-house counsel early and throughout litigation, to help develop litigation strategy and create the strongest record to win on appeal. Read More

Preserving Civil Issues for Federal Court Appeals: Avoiding Waiver, Making Motions and Obj...
June 13, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare trial and appellate counsel to create and preserve a litigation record for appeal. The panel will review how to avoid waiver of issues, offer best practices for trial motions and objections, discuss appellate standards of review, and outline the presentation of issues on... Read More

Strategic Use of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Advocacy
Drafting Effective Amicus Briefs; Soliciting and Coordinating Amici Curiae;...
April 19, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance to appellate attorneys, litigators and in-house litigation managers on the strategic use of amicus briefs in appellate advocacy. The panel will offer guidance on soliciting and coordinating amicus support, as well as insights and advice on writing amic... Read More