In advocating for clients, lawyers may sometimes stray from the path of professionalism. When performing solitary activities, like handling appeals and legal writing, it is easy to cross moral boundaries. This program, taught by California appellate lawyers Benjamin G. Shatz and Nicholas E. Frontera, reviews best practices to avoid ethical pitfalls in appellate briefing, examples of what not to do during oral argument, and cases discussing civility in the legal profession. Additionally, this program covers notable decisions and orders from California and Federal appellate courts in 2019 concerning ethical issues in appellate practice.
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