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* Appellate Law Comprehensive Bundle (California) *
Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)
Our Appellate Law Audio Package Bundle combines five of our most popular appeals CLE courses. If you order the bundle, you will save $800 versus ordering each audio package separately! Valid for 22 units of General and CA Certified Legal Specialist in Appellate Law credit!*
You’ll learn brief writing strategies, advanced issues with protecting and presenting the record, settling cases on appeal, dealing with repeat commercial/institutional litigants, stays, bonding, and supersedeas, writs, and you’ll also get a solid overview of the CA Supreme Court and 9th Circuit appeals.
This bundle is geared for the intermediate-to-advanced practitioner. If you are new to appeals, please consider our introductory course, Demystifying Civil Appeals and Writs in addition to this package, so you catch up first.
(Please click on the program links below to learn the details about each individual seminar)
The Appellate Law Bundle contains the following previously-recorded Pincus Professional Education programs:
Our 5th Annual Advanced Appellate Conference (2020)
Please see the “What You Will Learn” Tab for a list of topics covered in each recording.
These courses were recorded between 2014-2020. And in addition to general CLE, they are approved for 22 units of CA Certified Legal Specialist in Appellate Law and ethics credit.
* some of these courses are available for Self-Study only – see CLE tab
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What You Will Learn
Here is a short summary of topics for each program. Please see the individual course pages for a detailed agenda.
Persuasive Appellate Brief Writing
- What Makes an Appellate Brief Persuasive?
- Questions Presented
- Exercise 1: Drafting Persuasive Questions Presented
- Procedural Statement
- Statement of Facts
- Exercise 2: Drafting a Persuasive Statement of Facts
- Argument Headings and Sub-Headings
- Exercise 3: Drafting Persuasive Argument Headings
- Exercise 4: Making a Persuasive Argument
5th Annual Advanced Appellate Conference
- Advanced 9th Circuit practice
- Oral Argument
- Post-decision in the DCA
- Preclusive effect of appellate decisions
- Settled Statements under the new Rules of Court
- Looks matter: The graphic presentation of briefs
- Review of agency action
- Advanced Topics in Appellate Jurisdiction
Litigation Bonds Demystified (With Other Alternatives Presented)
Bonds and Undertakings in California Civil Litigation
- What are they?
- When do you need one?
- Other statutes
- How do you get one?
- Alternatives to bonds
- Challenging sufficiency of bond or undertaking
- Enforcing liability on bond or undertaking
Preserving the Record for Appeal
- THE FOUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF APPELLATE REVIEW
- PRESERVING ERROR:
- IN PROCEEDINGS BEFORE TRIAL
- DURING TRIAL
- END OF TRIAL
- IN POST-TRIAL AND POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS
Demystifying Civil Appeals and Writs
- Perfecting The Appeal
- Motions & Extension of Time
- Prospects for Success on Appeal & Standards of review
- General Briefing Tips & Pet Peeves
- How the Appeal is Processed
- Oral Argument
- Decisions, Rehearing, and Post-Appeal Issues
- Extraordinary Nature of Writs: The Differences Between Appeals and Writs
- Factors Favoring Writ Review
- Types of Writs (Mandate, Prohibition, Certiorari, Statutory, Criminal)
- Structure of Writ Petitions (Rule 8.486)
- Role of the Court Clerk and Inner Workings of the Court of Appeal
- Reviewing Petition and Role of Writ Attorney
- Types of Orders and Their Effect
The following testimonials are from our Advanced Appellate Conferences (2016-2020). Please click on the links for the other recorded packages in this bundle to see testimonials for those specific programs.
The following testimonials are from all Advanced Appellate Conferences 2016-2020:
“Excellent as always!” – Lori Sebransky, Esq.
“One of the best CLEs every year.” – Sarah Birmingham, Esq.
“Year in, year out this is the best MCLE seminar for experienced appellate lawyers.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.
“If you only attend one live CLE a year, make sure it is the Pincus Advanced Appellate Seminar.” – Joshua R. Furman, Esq.
“Excellent.” – Ryan Artola, Esq.
“This program exceeded my expectations. The speakers were dynamic and brilliant, and the topics were incredibly helpful to my practice. I’ll be using this information for years to come… It was great!” – Tiffany J. Gates, Esq.
“Fantastic seminar. One of the best I’ve ever seen. Gary is a god.” – Kym Speer, Esq.
“I attend lots of CLE courses – significantly more than required. This program was outstanding! Careful selection of topics and presenters. This was my first Pincus course. It will not be my last.” – Steven Finell, Esq.
“This is always an excellent seminar! Great practical advice by the masters.” – Marisa Janine-Page, Esq.
“Surpassed my expectation. This was an excellent program.” – Bruce Finch, Esq.
“Well done as always. Nice selection of topics.” – Deborah Bull, Esq.
“I attended the seminar to learn about cutting-edge appellate issues. The seminar exceeded my expectations and I learned a ton. I greatly enjoyed the seminar and look forward to attending in the future.” – Kevin Meek, Esq.
“Beyond our expectations. Very useful to us. To Stephen Mayer – Wow. Thank you for waking up the right mindset and strategy. Justice Banke’s perspective was on target.” – Larry Peluso, Esq.
“I was aiming to gain insight on the appellate system and gain tips to assist my future endeavors in the court. I feel much more confident in my abilities! The handbook was very helpful and informative. I enjoyed the webinar format.” – Gina Simas, Esq.
“Justice Streeter is really interesting and provides great insight and information.” – Sarah Birmingham, Esq.
“Year-in, year-out, this is the best appellate MCLE seminar of them all.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.
“Useful insights from an insider in the 9th Circuit. Briefs session was hugely satisfying for my inner appellate nerd. I particularly enjoyed how Justice Banke compared what she used to think was important as a practitioner vs. what she now finds important as an appellate court justice. Very helpful! I greatly appreciated Justice Streeter’s openness and honesty. I’ve seen Justice Chin speak several times, and he never disappoints! Always a pleasure to watch.” – Tiffany J. Gates, Esq.
“Excellent seminar. It’s one of the best I have attended.” – Bob Lucas, Esq.
“Finally, I discovered an MCLE seminar that speaks my language! ‘My peeps.’ As an appellate practitioner of nearly 30 years, who does not specialize or concentrate in a particular substantive area, it is difficult to find an appellate MCLE that is not too basic for me. Now that I know about this annual advanced appellate seminar, I’ll be back for other ones.”
“Second year taking this course. Great information, speakers, and lots of ideas, tips and suggestions. Thanks, I’ll be back next year!” – John Stobart, Esq.
“Such useful information (on the 9th Circuit). Thank you! Love all the anecdotal wisdom Wendy Lascher shares. Kent Richland had great practical experience and excellent tips. Thank you for including Justice Miller! So helpful to hear that side. Judge Klatchko is so smart and I love all the rules and guides she contributed to the presentation. Harry Chamberlain is always amazing! It’s impressive how Effie Cogan knows every detail of every appellate case. I love when she’s a panelist!” – Marisa Janine-Page, Esq.
“This is an excellent program. I would recommend it. I found the panel to be very thoughtful and engaged with the purpose of educating the audience.” – Elizabeth Rhodes, Esq.
“Excellent, informative program. Presentations from judges were especially useful, and Ben Shatz is a very good moderator.” – Ryan Wu, Esq.
“Consistently the best live CLE I attend each year. Not to be missed! This isn’t just a refresher on the basics. This brings clarity to real challenges in appellate practice with the top experts in the field.” – Joshua Furman, Esq.
“John Taylor did a wonderful job of explaining complex appellate issues to a non-appellate attorney, such as myself. I greatly enjoyed his presentation.” – Kevin Meek, Esq.
“While advanced, this was a great overview of appellate issues.” – Brian Mahler, Esq.
“Still one of the best CLE programs.” – Joshua R. Furman, Esq.
“I hoped to have a good panel on oral argument, and another on agency appeals. These were great.” – Daniel Trump, Esq.
“Faith Pincus always puts on a great program. I like the recordings on CD. I listen to them in the car.”
“I appreciated the opening discussion on federal (9th Circuit) law and procedure.” – Justin R. Sarno, Esq.
“Much better than the average MCLE courses. It was well thought out and well-presented. I look forward to taking more Pincus courses.” – Earl L. Roberts, Esq.
“It’s great to have presentations targeting experienced appellate lawyers. Tremendously useful.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.
“It was an informative seminar, full of practical information. Excellent program.” – John Yasuda, Esq.
“Thank you. The program, panelists, and participants were excellent.” – Teresa Stinson, Esq.
“What I appreciate the most from these trainings is the multiple perspectives from various justices and practicing attorneys.” – Cynthia Vargas, Esq.
“This is a great advanced seminar. Very high-level, informative presentations.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.
“Having a ‘behind-the-scenes’ perspective on the appellate courts’ workings is very valuable. I handle 2-3 writs/appeals per month and this subject matter is useful. Very engaging speakers. The judicial perspective is highly informative.” – Sean Collins, Esq.
“Broader (and better) scope than expected. Another excellent program.” – Marisa Janine-Page, Esq.
“The topics were interesting and helpful to my practice.” – Jessica Simon, Esq.
“All presenters are great. There were a lot of good nuggets that I will use in my practice.” – Linda Conrad, Esq.
“The program was excellent.” – Tom Freeman, Esq.
“A very good panel of speakers with good diversity in topics.” – Robert Mata, Esq.
“Very useful, informative program. Every speaker was excellent!” – Kevin Meek, Esq.
“Great program.” – Sara Birmingham, Esq.
“Very satisfied with the program.” – Dennis Beaty, Esq.
“Justice Rivera was very good, detailed, and interesting. Harry Chamberlain was a very good speaker. This was a terrific panel!” – Steve Mayer, Esq.
“A fast-moving program – covered a lot of ground.” – Lisa Ungerer, Esq.
“This was an excellent program. Speakers did a great job.” – Christopher Johns
“Very thorough. Well done.” – Eric Troff, Esq.
“The opportunity to speak with justices is very helpful.” – Deborah Bull, Esq.
“All great topics.” – Richard P. Fisher, Esq.
“Excellent speakers…Great handouts.” – Ira Salzman, Esq.
“Wonderful!” – Chris Lim, Esq.
“I’m glad I came and definitely glad I joined the networking lunch.” – Rochelle Wilcox, Esq.
“Learned some valuable things.” Lawrence P. Hellman, Esq.
“Excellent content, expertly presented, excellent program! I’m trying to resume active appellate practice after years of preoccupation with family care issues – this program was a great start!” – Bruce Finch, Esq.
“I liked hearing from the judges – it’s always interesting to hear their points of view.”
“I love Pincus-produced lectures and seminars. Excellent appellate information, very thorough handouts and materials.”
“I am a practicing appellate attorney and I heard good things about this seminar. All the speakers were very knowledgeable and presented well and kept my interest – and the materials in the appendix were very useful.”
“Great use of knowledgeable and credible presenters. Truly an excellent program; well-thought out with valuable information.”
“I chose this program because I’m a previous attendee and have enjoyed it.”
“As usual all of the speakers were excellent in both knowledge and presentation. I was also impressed with your staff. My secretary inadvertently signed me up for a recording rather than attending live. That was quickly and efficiently remedied. The location was great. Their staff was quick and efficient. It was a 0.6 walk from Union Station, which made it easy to get there by Metrolink and avoid traffic.”
“Panelists were all terrific – one of the best MCLE classes I have taken!”
I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion during ethics, regarding plagiarism and ghost writing. I think it was the most interesting conversation all day.”
“Excellent and well put together seminar.”
“Program was excellent – good speakers.”
“Really great presenters.”
“Excellent, informative, enjoyable – all of the speakers did a great job.”
“Another great program – you never disappoint.”
“Very good materials.”
“I attended last year’s appellate conference. It was so helpful and informative that I wanted to attend this year’s conference.” – Linda N. Wisotsky, Esq.
“Subject matter was great.”
“This program was great.”
“Really good, varied program.”
“Excellent program. I’ve just started appellate work and wanted to learn more. This program was quite good. Thank you!”
“As usual, addresses the ‘advanced’ issues facing appellate attorneys. And as always, knowledgeable presenters.”
“Great seminar!! So much great, practical information I can use.”
“I love the format and the pace!”
“This was an excellent program. All speakers did a great job!”
“Very practical and would definitely attend again and recommend to others.”
“Very current and useful information.”
“Organization and administration were excellent and very efficient.”
“Justice Miller was delightful. Justice Grimes and John Taylor were really effective. Judge Klatchko was an utterly delightful teacher.”
“Great to hear about recent changes. Justice Miller had thoughtful comments. Justice Grimes’ perspective was helpful.”
“Very organized. Thank you!”
“Greg Wolff was worth the price of admission on his own.”
“All of the speakers were great.”
“Good, vigorous discussion.”
“Great program and location. The lunch itself was great, as was the opportunity to network.”
“All the speakers were so engaging. Content was great.”
“Stephen Mayer was very engaging. Justice Chin gave invaluable insight. Very engaging.”
“Justice Miller was delightful. Justice Grimes and John Taylor were really effective. Judge Klatchko was an utterly delightful teacher.”
“Anna-Rose Mathieson was very helpful and interesting!”
“Justice Streeter was great! Watt and Chamberlain were very good.”
Please see the individual course pages for the list of faculty at each program.
Save $800 by ordering the audio bundle now!
If you ordered all five programs in this bundle you would pay $1543.
Audio Recording and Materials Packages (five programs total): Download format: $743 (Save $800)
Audio Recording and Materials Packages (five programs total): CD format $743 (Save $800), plus $8.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.
(The total cost of purchasing each seminar separately, including taxes and shipping, would be more than $1860!)
CA General: This program bundle (all seminars combined) is approved for 22.0 units of general CLE in California.
CA Certified Legal Specialist: This program bundle (all seminars combined) is approved for 22.0 units of Certified Legal Specialist CLE in California in Appellate Law.
Please note: The following programs come with self-study credit only. Participatory credits are not available for:
This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above. Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.
Terms and Policies
Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.
Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.
Substitutions may be made at any time.
Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available. Conversions to CD require a $8.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.
Downloads/CDs/DVDs – Refund policy:
Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.
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