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The Dos and Don'ts of Family Law Appeals


Date Aired: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Runtime: 1:30h

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Joseph Stanton, clerk of the Appeals Court, will discuss some of the more procedural aspects of an appeal. Christina Paradiso, supervising attorney at Community Legal Aid, and Afton Templin, director of juvenile appeals at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, will provide tips for practitioners to avoid common appellate pitfalls. They will also discuss what type of oral advocacy they have found to be effective at the appellate level.

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Rachel Biscardi, Esq., Program Co-Chair and Moderator
Northeast Legal Aid, Inc., Lowell
Denise Fitzgerald, Esq., Program Co-Chair and Moderator
Massachusetts Probate and Family Court-Administrative Office, Boston
Christina Paradiso, Esq., Panelist
Community Legal Aid, Worcester
Joseph Stanton, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston
Afton Templin, Esq., Panelist
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston

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Family Law Section

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