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April 12, 2019
Knoxville Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm, Trial Practice
The CLE Program "Avoiding “Benchslaps”: The Real Scoop from the Other Readers of Your Appellate Briefs" was originally presented and recorded on April 12, 2019.
A panel of judicial law clerks and staff attorneys from the Tennessee Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals will give examples of good (and not so good) brief writing and suggestions to improve your briefing and motion-drafting skills with a focus on earning the trust of all the sets of eyes that read every word you submit. With a presentation designed for new and experienced appellate practitioners alike, the panel will note some pertinent and often problematic rules, give suggestions to help you avoid frustrating the appellate courts, and offer tips for explaining your case and clarifying your argument. A question-and-answer session will also be included, so bring any questions you have about appellate practice, especially the parts that involve presenting the record, researching the law, and writing an argument that may make it easier for an appellate court to rule in your favor.
Speakers: Rebekah Bradley, Sally Goade (moderator), Alan Groves, Vanessa Johnson, Amye King, Cindy Padilla, Amy Paul, and Carlos Yunsan
(If you have any questions about the program please contact speakers at firstname.lastname@example.org;Sally.Goade@tncourts.gov; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; Amye.King@tncourts.gov; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Approved for 1 hour of "Online" General CLE Credit.
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Program Titles and Supporting Materials
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
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