Appellate Practice (On-Demand)

$169.00

Effective appellate advocacy requires more than just a well-written brief. This course will instruct the participant on appellate fundamentals (both practical and theoretical) applicable to any state or federal appeal. Mastery of these universal fundamentals will allow the participant to present their client’s case more persuasively to an appellate panel and better their chances of success.

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

W. Aaron Daniel, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

Effective appellate advocacy requires more than just a well-written brief. This course will instruct the participant on appellate fundamentals (both practical and theoretical) applicable to any state or federal appeal. Mastery of these universal fundamentals will allow the participant to present their client’s case more persuasively to an appellate panel and better their chances of success.

Principles

Key concepts include:

  • the role of appellate courts,
  • jurisdiction,
  • standards of review,
  • creating a record,
  • preserving error,
  • harmful and fundamental error.

Practical instruction will be given on:

  • procedures and deadlines for initiating appeal,
  • brief writing,
  • oral advocacy,
  • post-decision strategies,
  • ethical considerations on appeal,
  • the effective use of technology in appeals today.

Syllabus

  1. Foundational Appellate Principles
      • Preface: The Role of Appellate Courts within the Judicial System
      • Jurisdiction
      • Presumptions and Standards of Review
      • The Record
      • Preservation and Types of Error
  1. Appeals in Practice
    • Initiating Appeal
    • Identifying and Prioritizing Issues for Appeal
    • Writing Briefs for Today’s Appellate Judges
    • Preparing for, and Participating in, Oral Argument
    • The Ethical Appellate Attorney
    • The Decision Is in, Now What

Instructor

W. Aaron Daniel, Esq.