Appellate Practice

October 12, 2018

Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel, 2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham
8:30 a.m.
6.0 including 1 hour of ethics

[ Seminar Brochure ]

Learn how to win your appeal!  Come listen to state court appellate judges tell you what they look for and listen to.  Hear from the clerks about what they have seen that can hurt your appeals.  The seminar will include some “nuts and bolts” sessions that will be helpful to appellate lawyers at all levels of appellate practice - even if you normally only do trial work.  

Co-Sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar

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CAN'T ATTEND THE LIVE PROGRAM? JOIN IN BY WEBCAST!
If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer. Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCASTClick Here and follow the on screen instructions.

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TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR:

To pay by credit card, select one of the registration options below:

 




$349 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration after 12:00 p.m. the day before the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If time permits, you will receive a code for downloading the seminar materials before the seminar.
To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.

8:00 AM                  Registration and Breakfast (Sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar)

8:20 AM                  Welcome
Susan Brown

Chair, Appellate Practice Section
Alabama State Bar

8:30 AM                  Certiorari Petitions
Justice Michael F. Bolin          
Alabama Supreme Court
Montgomery

9:30 AM                 Bare Bones of Brief Writing
Judge Scott Donaldson      
Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Montgomery

Susan Brown
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt LLC
Birmingham

Jason Tompkins
Balch & Bingham LLP
Birmingham

10:30 AM               Networking and Refreshment Break

10:40 AM               Oral Arguments
Justice Greg Shaw        
Alabama Supreme Court
Montgomery

11:10 AM                Appellate Mediation
Michelle Ohme          
Appellate Mediation Executive Director
Alabama Supreme Court
Montgomery

11:40 AM                Lunch (On Your Own)

12:40 PM                Rules Changes
Julia Jordan Weller
Alabama Supreme Court Clerk's Office
Montgomery

1:10 PM                 Recent Decisions
Deborah Alley Smith
Christian & Small LLP
Birmingham

1:40 PM                 Networking and Refreshment Break

1:50 PM                 Appellate Procedure:  Worst Practices
Justice Will Sellers  
Alabama Supreme Court
Montgomery

2:20 PM                 Appellate Practice A to Z:  From Notice of Appeal to Briefing
Ann D. Wilson
Alabama Supreme Court Clerk's Office
Montgomery

2:50 PM                 Ethics Update
Jeremy McIntire     
Alabama State Bar
Montgomery

3:50 PM                   Adjourn