Navigating your First Appeal

Friday, October 1, 2021

Presented by the Appellate Practice Section and Government Lawyer Section
(a standalone video webinar)

This course serves as a guide for attorneys who are either new to appellate practice or who find their fundamentals could use some freshening up. It covers the progression of the average appeal, beginning with initiation, assembly of the record, and basic motion practice; the hard work of analyzing the record and writing your first appellate brief; and successfully and effectively presenting your first appellate oral argument. It closes with a reflection by experienced appellate practitioners on things an attorney should be particularly wary of and aim to avoid when handling their first appeal.

Program Agenda

Before You Brief … Some Assembly Required
Courtney Brewer, Bishop & Mills, PLLC., Tallahassee
Matt Conigliaro, Carlton Fields, Tampa

Writing Your First Brief
Lindsey Lawton, Lawton Law, PLLC., Tallahassee

The Finishing Touches: Your First OA
Sec. Simone Marstiller, Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee
Hon. Rachel Nordby, Florida First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee
Jonathan L. Williams, Jonathan L. Williams, P.A., Tallahassee
Russell S. Kent, Florida Department of Corrections, Tallahassee (Moderator)

Don’t Throw a Wrench in the Works: Things to Avoid in Your First Appeal
Hon. Timothy Osterhaus, Florida First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee
Julissa Rodriguez, Shutts & Bowen, Miami
Osvaldo “Oz” Vazquez, Fair Work, P.C., Boston
Bailey Howard, Bishop & Mills, PLLC., Tallahassee (Moderator)


CLER Program:
General – 3.0
CERT Program: 3.0
Appellate Practice, Criminal Appellate Law

Course Level: Intermediate
Course No: 5534

Register for this CLE

This complimentary CLE will take place via the Zoom Webinar platform.

Advance registration for this CLE is required. A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants directly from Zoom with instructions on how to join the program after you have completed the registration process.