A View from the Bench Series: Appellate Practice

Massachusetts Bar Association
CLE Available, Seminar
January 22, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-12
Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West Street
Boston, MA

Litigation Partner Matthew Maroney will moderate a Massachusetts Bar Association program titled "A View from the Bench Series: Appellate Practice." The seminar will invite a panel of judges to discuss practice tips and recommendations for success in preparing 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 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  • Published vs. unpublished opinions

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