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Appellate Advocacy – A Different Skill Set?

May 17, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr Chicago, IL, U.S. 60601

Part of the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2018

Appeals are sometimes viewed – wrongly – as a chance to re-argue the case. In fact, appellate advocacy differs from trial advocacy in a number of ways and can require a different skill set. This session will feature experienced appellate counsel who will discuss such issues as: 

  • How preparing for an appeal differs from preparing for trial
  • Formulating an effective opening
  • Distilling the key issues to be addressed on appeal
  • Responding to questions from the court and from multiple judges with differing perspectives
  • Practical tips for presenting an effective appeal
  • Appearing in the highest court in the land

Session Chair
Jeff W Galway, Blake Cassels & Graydon, Toronto; Website Officer, IBA Litigation Committee 

Guy Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto
Ian Gershengorn, Jenner & Block, Washington DC 
Jeffrey Lamken, MoloLamken, Washington DC 
Tim Lord, QC Brick Court Chambers, London

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