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Using Theme and Mechanics to Make Your Point on Appeal...

Using Theme and Mechanics to Make Your Point on Appeal:  Effective Writing Techniques

An appellate justice and a senior appellate court attorney will offer judicial and staff perspectives on appellate brief writing.  They will share ideas for capturing and holding the attention of the court and staff using theme, sequence, organizing principals, the record, level of detail, and selection of authorities to more effectively demonstrate the presence or absence of prejudice.

Justice Martin Tangeman., Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six
Katy Graham, Appellate Court Attorney, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District Division Six

Program Times:
Registration: 4:00-4:30 p.m. 
Program:  4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Manatt Phelps
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
West Tower, 4th Floor.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(Program will be held at 4 West Multipurpose Conference Room located in West Tower, 4th Floor)

$15 in building with entrance on Purdue. 
Metered street parking also available on surrounding streets.

CLE Credit: 1.5  Hours CLE Credit (including Appellate Courts Specialization)

Written course materials will be distributed via e-mail prior to the program. Please make sure we have your correct e-mail address at the time of registration.


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5/28/2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Manatt Phelps, 11355 W. Olympic Blvd. West Tower, 4th Floor. Los Angeles 90064
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