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Litigation Inn of Court April 2010: Preserving Appellate Rights at Trial - Or Not?: When the Roles of Trial Advocates and Appellate Advocates Conflict

As a trial lawyer, you certainly do not want to waive your client's appellate rights-yet your first priority is to win at the trial. Sometimes putting on your best case at trial may mean sacrificing some appellate issues; on the other hand, sometimes taking every measure to insure that rights are preserved for appeal can have a detrimental impact on your chances of success at trial. What do lawyers do when the roles of trial advocate and appellate advocate conflict? This unique program brings together a seasoned trial lawyer and an appellate specialist, each with more than 30 years experience, to discuss the practical and strategic considerations of issues including: pretrial exclusion of evidence-motions in limine; errors during jury selection; evidentiary objections and their impact on the conduct of trial; improper arguments of counsel; objectionable jury instructions and verdict forms; and post-trial motions. You will learn what must to be done to avoid unintentional waivers of appellate rights, and when it may be strategically advantageous to sacrifice some appellate rights to improve your chances at trial.

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   1    General CLE Credit
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