Appellate Practice Essentials

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What should you do to preserve issues for appeal and when? What exceptions apply? What are the most important post-trial dos and don'ts?

This Webinar provides expert guidance on the appellate process in both federal and state courts, from preserving the record through post-appeal procedure.

Appellate Practice Essentials begins with the basics of appellate review. The speakers then examine key procedural milestones in the appellate process.
Topics include:

  • Preserving issues for appellate review
  • The relationship of post-trial motions to review on appeal
  • Obtaining a stay of enforcement
  • Procuring the record on appeal

There is also in-depth discussion of strategies for appellate brief writing and practical tips on crafting an effective oral argument. The program concludes with a Q&A session.


I. Principles of appellate review

II. Structure of the appellate courts

III. Preserving the record for appellate review

IV. Review of interlocutory rulings

V. The relationship of post trial motions to review on appeal

VI. Obtaining a stay of enforcement

VII. Perfecting an appeal

VIII. Procuring the record on appeal

IX. Brief writing

X. Oral argument

XI. Post-appeal procedure

XII. Review by courts of last resort



David Axelrad is a partner with the civil appellate law firm of Horvitz & Levy LLP, Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and editor of the new book Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts, published by Law Journal Press.

Richard Faulk is a partner in the Houston, Texas, office of Gardere, chair of the firm's Litigation Department and Environmental Practice Group, and a contributor to Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts.

**This program provides up to 2 hours of participatory CLE credit. Approved in CA, IL, NJ, NY, PA and TX. Approval pending in CO, GA, NC, NV, and OR. Self-study credit is also available for AK, AZ, ME, MO and ND. For more information contact Alexandra Brescia at abrescia@alm.com.

Email: abrescia@alm.com
Phone: 212-457-7706

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