- Motion Practice
- Remote or in person
- Appellate standards of review
- Appellate procedure
- Parts of an appellate brief
- Choosing your arguments
- Drafting your facts
- Drafting your argument
Before the Session
Prepare the Attendees
Send the attendees an invitation for the session. Include this link, which has the videos and exercise they’ll need to prepare.
Watch the videos and read the exercise so you’re familiar with the Hotshot material.
How to approach drafting an appellate brief, including choosing and preparing your arguments, tips for drafting your facts and argument sections, procedure, and how appellate briefs differ from lower court briefs.
During the Session
- What are the different standards of review applied by appellate courts and when is each one applied?
- What are some parts of an appellate brief that are not included in a lower court brief?
- What are some strategies you can use to frame your Issues Presented favorably?
- What might you consider when deciding which arguments are the best to include?
- What are some strategies for presenting the facts in your appellate brief effectively?
- What are some things you can do to make it easy for the appellate judge to follow your arguments?
- Anecdotes and war stories (e.g., about a near-disaster or a tough negotiation)
- General practice tips (dos and don’ts)
- Firm-specific guidance and practices
After the Session
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