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Description: The Tennessee Court of Appeals is unfamiliar territory for most lawyers. Opportunities to practice in this court are few and success requires skills of oral and written advocacy. A persuasive performance in both areas is important to success; a poor performance in either can lead to defeat. Accordingly, lawyers need the information and insight required to develop and perfect their oral arguments and legal writing. Indeed, this is true at all levels of legal practice, and the lessons learned during this seminar will be generally applicable to practice in trial courts.

At the first ever Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp, modeled after the successful Supreme Court Boot Camp, lawyers will learn from a distinguished faculty and through observation of oral arguments. This seminar will cover the best practices for oral argument, common mistakes made, and standards of review.

On October 15th attendees will register at the Tennessee Bar Center and walk over to the Tennessee Supreme Court Building for observation of oral arguments before the Court of Appeals. Afterwards, we will return to the Tennessee Bar Center for an executive lunch and then end the day with topics related to appellate practice.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership towards the hours you attend. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (corner of 3rd Avenue/Commerce St.). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket!
  The Basics:
Credit Hours: EP: 0.00  Dual: 0.00  General: 5.50
Speaker(s): Don Capparella, Amy Farrar, Hon. Thomas R Frierson, II, Hon. Holly Kirby, Honorable John Westley McClarty, Honorable J. Steven Stafford
Format: On site
Location: Tennessee Bar Center - Nashville   [map]
Registration: October 15, 2013 | 8:15 AM | 8:45 AM |
Course Schedule: October 15, 2013 | 9:00 AM | 4:15 PM |
Sponsoring Sections: Appellate Practice
Agenda: Appellate Boot Camp Agenda2.pdf
  The Costs:
$200.00 section member price
$225.00 TBA member price
$350.00 non-member price (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TennBarU onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.

If you register for this course within 5 days of the course start date, you may be charged a late fee.