Appeals: Building Your Case & Persuading the Court
- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- By: Los Angeles Law Library
- Community Education/Outreach
- Training (non-CLE)
The two pillars of a case on appeal are the appellate records and the briefs. The record consists of the documents filed in the trial court (the “Clerk’s Transcript”), plus a record of the oral proceedings in the courtroom (the “Reporter’s Transcript” or a substitute). The briefs are written legal arguments that present a party’s position on appeal.
In this class, learn to designate an adequate record and prepare a successful brief.
- The purpose, content and importance of the Clerk’s and Reporter’s Transcripts
- How to designate a record that is adequate to help the appellate court assess error
- The purpose and contents of an appellate brief
- What rules guide the appellate court’s decision about whether the trial court decision should be reversed
- The different, and equally essential roles of the factual history and the legal arguments in a brief
- Format, filing and service requirements
- Deadlines and time limits
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