Speaking Engagement

How to be an Effective Appellate Advocate

PLI's Appellate Advocacy 2012


PLI New York Center
810 Seventh Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10019

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 in the trial court, as well as common trial court issues to watch out for
  • 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




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