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25th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 25th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 8-9, 2011 in Austin.  Related events are the popular Civil Appellate Practice 101 course (formerly known as Appellate Boot Camp) on September 7 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 8, to be followed by a cocktail reception.  A registration brochure is available here.

This has been one of my favorite CLEs since I started attending in the 1990s.  I’m even more biased this year because, in addition to serving on the planning committee, I will be speaking on a topic important to any appellate lawyer:  standards of review.

And to show that the folks putting on this program don’t take themselves too seriously, the Section is sponsoring a Twitter brief contest, the details of which are available through this link.  Results will be announced at the seminar and via the Section’s Twitter feed, @TexAppOrg.

8/17/11 Update@TexasBarCLE is promoting the course on Twitter and has created an event page on Facebook.  Follow the hashtags #TBCLEappellate and #140brief for up-to-date information about the seminar and the Twitter brief contest.

D. Todd Smith
About the Author

D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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