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Paralegal's Role in the Appellate Process

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Understand the appellate process and the responsibilities and duties unique to the paralegal.This topic will give an overview of how to best use paralegal time and talents for the appellate process. Knowledge of the strategy, substance and process of an appeal is essential for best results from those efforts. Sean has conducted appeals in numerous courts, and in every instance he has only been able to produce good results due to the efforts of trained and diligent paralegals. He would like to pass those techniques on to others.


Sean R. Smith, Taylor English Duma LLP


Understanding the Appellate Process

• The Appellate Court System

• Types of Appeals

• The Standard of Review

• Initiating the Appeal

• The Record on Appeal

The Paralegal's Role in Preparing an Appellate Brief

• The Purpose and Goal of an Appellate Brief

• The Format and Components of an Appellate Brief

• Legal Research During an Appeal

The Paralegal's Role in Preparing for Oral Argument

• The Purpose and Goals of Oral Argument

• The Format and Components of Oral Argument

• Practice Oral Arguments

Additional Responsibilities