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Taking Your Appellate Advocacy in the PA Courts to the Next Level

Tips from the Judiciary and Experienced Appellate Lawyers

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---------- CLE 2 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


Every appeal benefits from skilled brief writing and argument.

Join a panel of appellate judges and experienced appellate lawyers as they walk you through the process of appealing a case to a higher court. They’ll also identify potential minefields that you may encounter and provide guidance for side-stepping an explosion. 

The View from the Well of the Court — Experienced Litigators and Corporate Counsel Help You Get Started: 

  • Differing perspectives: trial lawyer vs. appellate lawyer 
  • Preservation of issues, early involvement of appellate viewpoint 
  • Preparing the record 
  • Briefing a commercial case on appeal 

Special Feature: Judges from Pennsylvania’s Appellate Courts Share Their Preferences, Procedures, Pet Peeves 

Best practices tips for appealing to one of the higher courts: 

  • Commonwealth Court 
  • Superior Court 
  • Supreme Court 

The View from the Pa Appellate Courts

  • Workload of the Court & how this impacts complex commercial cases 
  • The time between acceptance and final decision 
  • Commercial vs. criminal vs. personal injury vs. domestic vs. estates and other cases  
  • How to most effectively present a commercial appeal 
  • Specialization among jurists – criminal/ personal injury/domestic/ estates/ commercial 
  • Pennsylvania’s place in business law—the Bench’s versus practitioners’ perspectives 

Two convenient attendance options

  • In-person in Mechanicsburg for in-person time with the judges and attorneys on the panel.
  • Virtually via webcast for ease of attending anywhere.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in June 2023.

Practice Areas


Robert L. Byer Esq. Duane Morris LLP (Pgh)
James C. Sargent Jr., Esq. Lamb McErlane PC (West Chester)
Judge Victor P. Stabile Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Kim M. Watterson Esq. Reed Smith LLP (Downtown Pitts)
Justice David N. Wecht Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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