January 14 – MCLE (Boston, 3 CLE) – Effective Appellate Advocacy – Doing more with less

Whether you’re an appellate practitioner—focusing on criminal or civil appeals—or have argued only a few appellate cases, this program provides valuable insight into appellate practice. Success on appeal depends on more than the attorney’s knowledge of the law, the rules of appellate procedure, and the techniques of brief writing and oral argument. It begins in the trial court, where issues need to be properly preserved and the record created. Strategic choices about filing a motion for new trial or proceeding with the appeal, selecting the documents to be included in the appellate record, and designation of issues to raise on appeal are critically important to gaining the confidence of the client and maximizing the likelihood of success.