|Production Date:||February 28 2011|
Are you familiar with the ethical issues that must be addressed before filing an appeal? Would an Appellate Court consider your appeal frivolous? Before you file your next appeal, join attorney Daniel L. Abrams for an enlightening presentation on ethical issues involved in appellate practice. Demonstrating keen insight into this practice area, Mr. Abrams distinguishes between the proper roles of both Trial and Appellate Counsel, and clarifies the differences between frivolous and weak appeals. In addition, he examines how different courts determine an attorney’s competence to bring an appeal. The program concludes with an examination of the ethical rules which require Appellate Counsel to disclose adverse legal authority, and which mandate sanctions for criticizing judges. Agenda
I. Deciding Whether to Appeal
II. Weak Appeals
III. Frivolous Appeals
IV. Criminal Appeals
V. Duty of Competence
VI. Citing Adverse Authority
VII. Duty Not to Criticize Judges
Jacquelyne (Houston, TX)
I enjoyed the speaker's expertise and energy level. The specific cases cited with commentary were very helpful.
Sheldon (Woodmere, NY)
interesting and informative
Mary E (Spicewood, TX)
Diane (Oklahoma City, OK)
Dan gave an excellent overview between the duties owed to the client and to the Court and the differences between reviewing as a trial attorney versus an appellate attorney both in civil and criminal cases.
Glenn (Pattison, MS)
really liked the display of his topics on the side of the screen as he spoke, allows you to really absorb what he is talking about.
Judith (Merrick, NY)
Excellent presentation. I learned some things I was wondering about. His citations to pertinent cases was Very interesting.
Natalie (Bellevue, WA)
Simple, clear overview of the rules.
Susan (Lawrence, NJ)
really excellent presentation.
Jonathan (New York, NY, NY)
Roberto (Hartsdale, NY)
Alexander (Dallas, TX)
Geoffrey (Chappaqua, NY)
Very clear and well-presented course.
Eduardo (El Paso TX, TX)
Good refresher material
Howard (Roseland, NJ)
Good presentation. H.
Cheryl (Sparks, MD)
Excellent presentation and very thorough.
Janice (Houston, TX)
I gained valuable pointers from Mr. Abram's presentation that I will employ in my immigration "appellate" practice.
Charles (Williamsburg, VA)
jane (port townsend, WA)
Good and helpful slides.
Robert (Frisco, TX)
anne (brooklyn, NY)
Dan was excellent. and had a nice humility to him.
Joseph (melville, NY)
sandra (santa ana, CA)
very good speaker and good program content.
Chad (Houston, TX)
Mark (Middlefield, CT)
Sandra (Lakeport, CA)
Very interesting, well done presentation. Thank you
Patrick (Astoria, NY)
Mr. Abrams is very knowledgeable and provided us with an excellent presentation.
William (San Antonio, TX)
Nicely presented treatment of the subject.
alan (Houston, TX)
Overall very good.
frank (las vegas, NV)
James L (Waterloo, IA)
concise and to the point
Kristina (King George, VA)
Nice job to the instructor. Very tactful. Nice hints on what to avoid.
Harrison (Houston, TX)
Robert (Freeland, WA)
The presenter was excellent, a very gentlemanly presentation.
karen (Manassas, VA)
It was enjoyable andI learned a lot.
William (Houston, TX)
Kenneth (Short Hills, NJ)
Mr. Abrams is an excellent speaker and kept my interest throughout.
Charles (Westerville, OH)
nice and to the point
Kristine (Dubuque, IA)
Excellent presentation by Mr. Abrams
Kristine (Arlington, VA)
Great speaker. Great seminar.
Angelica (New York, NY)
Isak (Lewisburg, WV)
Good instructor: clear and concise without being monotonous.
Stephen L. (Dallas, TX)
A very good speaker and covered very nice ethical concerns to know about.
John (ANCHORAGE, AK)
Raph (Cupertino, CA)
Really good. Thank you!!!
Kim (Portland, OR)
informative, quality presentation.
anita (mentor, OH)
Eugene (Denver, CO)
Straight forward and to the point. Mr. Abrams speaking style is succinct and clear. Good program.
daniel (New York, NY)
Mr Abrams made a dry subject interesting - well done
Bob (Austin, TX)
Excellent presenter and material
Tracey (San Diego, CA)
Great course on appellate ethics. Thanks!
Aviva (Fairfield, CT)
Very informative, concise and easy to follow!
James (Olney, MD)
Dry but very informative. I must review course again. Great cautionary tales.
Bennett (New York, NY)
A quality presentation
jesse (alpharetta, GA)
one of the best presentations I have seen in 30+ years of practice. Informative and practical.
James (Spring Lake, NJ)
Sarah (Gretna, NE)
This is one of the better ones I've watched
MITCHELL (White Plains, NY)
Michael (Renton, WA)
One of the best CLE courses I've seen.
Stuart (Bet Shemesh, AK)
Seth (Hutchinson, KS)
Good stuff. Thanks.
George (Alexandria, VA)
Speaker was excellent!
Robert M. (Newport News, VA)
Excellent seminar and instructor.
Trevor (New York, NY)
Very articulate speaker with a good command of the subject matter and well thought out materials.
Calvin (Dover, DE)
Soraya (New York, NY)
Raised some important practical points!
Geoffrey (Washington, DC)
Excellent presentation, succint and informative, good real life examples to illustrate the principles.
Constantine (Chicago, IL)
Susan (Bellingham, WA)
Love all the stories. Well told.
William (New York City, NY)
Gordon (Fort Lewis, WA)
Brendan (Larchmont, NY)
Kim (Bloomington, IL)
very well organized and presented.
Michael (Oak Brook, IL)
Very good recitation of appellate lawyer conduct
Kenneth (New York, NY)
It was tremendously helpful to me.
Margaret (Seattle, WA)
Well done -- touched on key points
W. Rainer (Osprey, FL)
Larry (Jackson, TN)
Tina (Tequesta, FL)
Mary B (Greenwich, CT)
Clear, interesting, helpful. It is rare to actually enjoy CLE materials, but this was an enjoyable topic, well covered.
George (Overland Park, KS)
Gary (Topeka, KS)
great practice tips!
mark (Leawood, KS)
George (Leavenworth, KS)
Enjoyed the presentation. Thanks.
Ryan (Kansas City, MO)
Very interesting case studies with some humor. Kept it interesting
Claudia (Phoenix, AZ)
Dean (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Joshua (Leavenworth, KS)
Mr. Abrams has a delivery that is soft and sincere. His message is therefore translated well. Nice work.
Richard (Downers Grove, IL)
Nydia (Key Biscayne, FL)
very informative, concise, and good presentation
Todd (Oklahoma City, OK)
Overall, a good and concise presentation
Paul (Washington DC, DC)
Good, informative presentation.
Nadine (topeka, KS)
Held my attention and was direct and to the point.
Melissa (Topeka, KS)
good materials, great examples by the presenter and terrific access
LaShawn (Nashville, TX)
it was great on my mobile. i listened while driving.
ANITA (MIAMI, FL)
Tom (LOUISVILLE, KY)
William (Chicago, IL)
Brian (Arlington, VA)
Edie (Cape Coral, FL)
John (Topeka, KS)
A very good introduction to electronic cle.
Tiffany (Thornton, CO)
Great overview of the ethical problems that can arise in appellate practice.
John (Park Ridge, IL)
A very thoughtful and important discussion showing great sensitivity to ethics and possible sanction scenarios. Outstanding.
Deborah (Clifton Park, NY)
Very informative and nicely presented.
Earl (Cape Canaveral, FL)
CLIFTON (Sanford, FL)
Daniel was great
james (arlington, VA)
Perry (Martinsville, VA)
EXCELLENT PRESENTATION; MR. ABRAMS WAS VERY MUCH PREPARED, IT WAS OBVIOUS HE HAD SPENT TIME PREPARING HIS PRESENTATION AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE HIS TELEPHONE NO., E-MAIL AND WEBSITE ADDRESS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF QUESTIONS. THANK YOU AGAIN.
Lilia (, FL)
Excellent wider vision of appeals and ethics.
Matthias (Chicago, Illinois 60606, IL)
George (Garden City, NY)
Joshua (Memphis, TN)
For a one man show with no audience participation, Dan made this pretty interesting.
James (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
definitely worthwhile for anyone who might be in a position to file an appeal
Gwinda (Fort Worth, TX)
My career started as a briefing attorney for the court of appeals and then as chief of the appellate division for the district attorney's office. The presentation was thorough and informative. Job well done.
Katrina (Dallas, TX)
Enjoyable, informative, articulate speaker.
James (Oakland, CA)
Informative program for the litigator.
John (Lake Oswego, OR)
Daniel (San Rafael, CA)
Good enough. Speaker kept it engaging but it felt like there was more that could be done with the material.
Thomas (Klamath Falls, OR)
well presented; good insights into appellate practice.
Michael (Oswego, NY)
I found particularly interesting the discussion about District Attorney Holtzman and the attorney who wrote the nasty letter to the clerk's office when he didn't get paid.
Ann Pearl (Seattle, WA)
Anthony (Berkeley, CA)
Jeffrey (San Carlos, CA)
Great review of professional rules. Thanks!
stacy (northbrook, IL)
Of all the Lawline courses I have taken over the past years, the content of this presentation was the best
John (Bloomfield, IA)
I am pleased overall with the content and presentation. Mr. Abrams was easy to listen to and understand.
Kristina (Huntington Beach, CA)
Daniel Abrams presented some good food for thought for practicing appellate lawyers.
Mark (Wilmette, IL)
Ann (Boulder, CO)
Nichon (Madison, MS)
Good information regarding the retainer agreement and disclosures of trial errors.
Paula (Bow, NH)
This was one of the best online seminars I have viewed. The presenter was organized and well spoken and the substantive material was pertinent and extremely helpful to my practice. I would definately recommend this particular seminar to others who practice in appellate courts and I will look into taking classes with Lawline.com in the future.
Lisa (Franklin, TN)
Vickie (Philadelphia, MS)
This course was well presented and engaging.
Julia (Seattle, WA)
Excellent, interesting program.
Jerry (Troy, NY)
Speaker is very knowledgeable and practical in his discussion of this topic.
William (Nashville, TN)
Max (Fortuna, CA)
Vicki (Dallas, TX)
Marsha (New York, NY)
Very informative and practical.
Jonathan (Pacific Palisades, CA)
Interesting and well done.
Steven (Commack, NY)
This came in very handy for me, as a defendant recently filed an appeal to which my initial reaction was "this is frivolous." After listening to this course, and viewing the materials, I'm certain I'm correct. Thank you.
Sean (Brooklyn, NY)
Kenneth (North Plainfield, NJ)
Clear and concise!
Jonathan (Washington, DC, DC)
Dan had a nice presentation. Clear, concise, practical information. Thanks for the work that went into that training.
Andrew (Virginia Beach, VA)
Henry (Norfolk, VA)
Very good program - learned a lot
Brooks (Colleyville, TX)
Great advice on what to write and not write in an appelate brief.
Sandy (Philadelphia, PA)
Jeff Valley (Bellevue, WA)
David B. (Orlando, FL)
I appreciated the handling of "delicate" and at times conflicting issues in this matter. Well done.
Gregory (St Petersburg, FL)
John (Naples, FL)
Antoinette (Franklin Park, IL)
This was one of the most informative as well as enjoyable CLE programs I have seen. Good job.
Troy (Glendale, CA)
Allan (Iron Mountain, MI)
Carol (Houston, TX)
Best ethics seminar I have even taken, both live and online; highly recommend the content of the course.
Susan (Tallahassee, FL)
Excellently presented and very informative.
Silvia (Atlanta, GA)
Very articulate and informative.
Eva (New York, NY)
Exellent presentation. Very informative.