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How to Try A Case To Avoid Losing On Appeal

How to Try A Case To Avoid Losing On Appeal

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (PDT)


Your client has paid many thousands of dollars to have you take a civil dispute to trial. You’ve put much emotional energy and many hours into preparation and court time. If you win at trial, you’d like to minimize the chance of your victory being overturned on appeal – costing your client a new trial, or worse (flipping the win into a loss). And if you lose at trial, you’d like to maximize your chance of getting it reversed on appeal.

To give yourself the best shot at success on appeal, there are some things you should pay attention to at trial, including: 

  • Using court reporters to get the best record before the appellate court. 
  • Constructing motions in limine and motions for summary judgment to take advantage of the most favorable standard of review.  
  • How to deal with objections to evidence in ways that help you win on appeal. 
  • Using standards of review when drafting statements of decision and special verdict questions
  • Framing post-trial motions to set up appeals. 
  • Properly drafting and filing notices of appeal and designations of record. 

Myron Moskovitz will explain these, and more.

MCLE: 1.5 General Substantive Law


Myron Moskovitz

Director of Moskovitz Appellate Team and author


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