South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto
Houston, TX

Stand-alone Programs designed for newly licensed attorneys to seasoned litigators,
The Complete Advocate Series offers those who attend the opportunity to obtain MCLE hours
while learning and/or honing their advocacy skills in a simulated practice or courtroom environment.

Rescheduled from June 18, 2010

A Guide to Writing Great Appellate Briefs
August 20, 2010
9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: David Holman, The Holman Law Firm P.C.

At the end of a trial, one side claims victory while the other side knows "but for the judge's ruling," its clients would be the ones celebrating. The good news is: there's still a chance to make your client the "ultimate winner." How? By drafting a great Appellate Brief.

Assuming you have preserved error during the trial and your client wants to appeal its case, you just need to file the right documents – and it will be easy for the appellate judges to immediately reverse and render a decision in your client’s favor. Right? Wrong – there is probably much more you need to do!

During this Complete Advocate Series Program, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how a “Great Appellate Lawyer” approaches and strategizes a case’s appeal, with emphasis on how to write a clear, persuasive, and winning Appellate Brief. Using hypothetical scenarios, attendees will have an opportunity to “practice what they’ve learned” – and will receive immediate feedback about their performance.


Accredited for 5.25 hour of MCLE credit, including .50 hour of legal ethics.

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