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MBA's A View from the Bench Series: Appellate Practice

This FREE seminar and reception will present a panel of judges discussing practice tips and recommendations for success in preparing for and arguing appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The seminar will provide valuable insights for both new attorneys and seasoned litigators, and attendees will be given an opportunity to pose questions to the panel. The seminar will be followed by a networking reception for all attendees and members of the judiciary.

Specific topics will include:

• The role of briefing and oral argument
• Practice tips: from preparation of briefs and record appendix to having a successful oral   argument
• How judges prepare for argument
• Frequently made, and sometimes fatal, missteps by counsel
• How appellate panels decide the cases before them
• The role of amicus briefs
• Published vs. unpublished opinions

Join judges and colleagues for a special reception following the program with complimentary wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

 The event is open to all, but space is limited. We strongly recommend that attendees RSVP in  advance. Please submit questions for the panel after registering for this event to


Michael T. Maroney, Esq., moderator
Holland & Knight LLP, Boston

Hon. Margot Botsford
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston

Hon. Sandra L. Lynch
U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit, Boston

Hon. Peter J. Rubin
Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Judicial Administration Section

Young Lawyers Division

Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time:4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
This event is free.

Online registration for this event has closed.
For more information, please e-mail Member Services or call 617-338-0530.

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