A Fish Out of Water: What a Family Law Attorney Needs to Know to Thrive in the Court of Appeals

Even the most seasoned and successful family law practitioner can feel like a fish out of water when they take their case up on appeal. So many rules, practices, and nuances that can seem strange, confusing, and arcane. This session, taught by a veteran of 35 years of appellate work, will provide guidance on how the appellate process works: filing the notice of appeal, preparing the record on appeal, crafting a non-argumentative yet compelling statement of facts, drafting a proper point relied on, creating a persuasive argument, and appearing for oral argument, as well as motion practice both pre- and post-opinion. 

Speaker: Alan E. Freed, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis