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California MCLE: State Court and Ninth Circuit Rules and Tactics

By Tanya Roth, Esq. on May 26, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

For those lawyers who practice at both the State and Federal Appellate level, here's some California MCLE for you, to help you better understand the 9th Circuit rules as well as State Appellate Court rules:

Pincus Professional Education will be hosting a seminar, State v. Federal Appeals: Winning in Either Venue. This seminar is for mid-level appellate practitioners and is not meant for the entry-level appellate lawyer, as it will draw on the knowledge of the participants.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Using the standard of review to your advantage,
  • Effectively briefing the appeal,
  • Appealability,
  • Writs v. appeals,
  • Stays,
  • Supresedeas,
  • Statements of decision,
  • Improving your oral argument,
  • Handling a difficult bench at oral argument.

The course will take place in California and Washington state, with full-day seminars in Riverside (September 8), San Francisco (September 22), Los Angeles (September 23), Costa Mesa (TBA) and Seattle (December 8).

Techniques taught in the course include:

  • Evaluating and Shaping the Civil Appeal,
  • Making and Preserving the Record in the Trial Court,
  • Staying Judgments and Orders,
  • Motions and Other Procedural Headaches,
  • Effective Brief-Writing,
  • Oral Argument,
  • What to do after the appeal is over and other loose ends.

Faculty includes attorneys from Big Law, appellate courts and the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as some judges from the California Appeals Court.

The course has been approved for 6.0 hours of MCLE credit in California as well as 6.0 hours of Appellate Specialization Certification credit in California.

For more information on this course visit Pincus Professional Education's information page.

Please check this blog for information on CLEs and other opportunities for appellate attorneys in the Ninth Circuit to stay up-to-date with events and networking opportunities in and around the Circuit.

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