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Christine Morganti
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Appellate Lawyers Update Skills

Albuquerque, N.M.—Appellate law (also known as appeals process or appellate procedure) consists of the rules and practices by which higher courts review lower court judgments. Appellate practices vary from state to state and from federal district to federal district, which means that keeping abreast of current rules and procedures is essential for the appellate attorney.

The State Bar Appellate Practice Section will present a continuing legal education program Sept. 9 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The 22nd Annual Appellate Practice Institute will cover administrative appeals, appellate writing tips, recent developments in appellate practice, insights from the chief clerk, and issues of specific interest to appellate practitioners.

Featured speakers include Hon. Richard C. Bosson, Hon. Sarah M. Singleton, Hon. Roderick T. Kennedy, Mark Basham, Ross Guberman, Sue Herrmann, Bruce Rogoff, Alice Tomlinson Lorenz, and Gina Maestas.

The Appellate Practice Section is an organization of lawyers and judges who handle appeals or are interested in appellate law. The section’s purpose is to provide information and dialogue concerning issues affecting appellate law. The section is interested in the changing nature and development of the common law and provides practicing lawyers with an opportunity to share ideas, legal research, and networking to provide the highest possible quality of legal services, assisting appellate judges in rendering the highest quality opinions.

Visit to register and to the full schedule.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.