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PLI's Appellate Advocacy 2017

Friday, April 21 10:00 AM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT

New York

Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes.  Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and effective.  

What You Will Learn

  • Strategic choices, and common issues to watch for, in the trial court

  • How to be an effective advocate - both in brief writing and in oral argument

  • Soliciting amici and preparing amicus briefs

  • The rehearing and certiorari process

  • The “View from the Bench”:  effective appellate advocacy from the judicial perspective


Lauren R. Goldman ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Deepak Gupta ~ Gupta Wessler PLLC

Stephen Kinnaird ~ Paul Hastings LLP

Kevin C. Newsom ~ Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Richard B. Rosenthal ~ The Law Offices of Richard B. Rosenthal, P.A.

Cate Stetson ~ Hogan Lovells US LLP

Friday April 21, 2017 at 9:10amAppellate Advocacy: Effective and Persuasive Brief Writing

  • Practical suggestions for brief-writing: question presented, introduction, statement of case, statement of facts, summary of argument and argument

  • Key elements of a persuasive, effective brief

  • The “Golden Rules” of written argument

**Speakers: Stephen Kinnaird, Kevin C. Newsom

PLI New York Seminar Location**1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd FloorEntrance on 45th StreetNew York, NY 10036

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