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Litigation Skills Series: Making the Record for Appeal

  • When: 20 October 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Via Zoom Webinar
  • Cost: $45 for WCL members; $75 for non-members

All trial lawyers aim to win their cases. But great trial lawyers also ensure that they protect their clients’ right to appeal. There are specific steps to take and strategies to employ to properly make a strong record for appeal. It’s best to incorporate preparation for a possible appeal into your litigation toolbox because if you fail to object, proffer, move, and argue to preserve the record of errors at trial, you may waive your clients’ right to pursue those issues on appeal.

Join us on Wednesday, October 20, from 12:00-1:30 pm ET via Zoom for Litigation Skills Series: Making the Record for Appeal. The training will be conducted by Sasha Drobnick and Lizzy Vogel from DV LEAP.  Through an interactive presentation and real-world-style examples, you will learn the steps to take to preserve issues for appeal. You will consider techniques to use throughout your case: in pretrial motions, during examinations, in your closing argument, and even by filing post-trial motions.

This course is $45 for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and members of co-sponsoring organizations, and $75 for non-members. Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the D.C. Bar Foundation. Reach out to Nancy Lopez at if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

This course has been approved for CLE credit in CA (1.25 General), NJ (1.6 General), and NY (1.5 Professional Practice – experienced and newly admitted). CLE approval is pending and not guaranteed in VA. Reciprocal credit may be permitted in other jurisdictions, but is not guaranteed.

Appeals can be won or lost at trial! Come and learn how to make the record for appeal before you even set foot in the courtroom!

We are pleased to co-sponsor this training with the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

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