Basic Guide To Appeals for Busy Trial Lawyers

Basic Guide To Appeals for Busy Trial Lawyers
This presentation will be in two parts. The first will discuss the basics of preserving issues for appeal, with a focus on areas where waiver often happens. Thus, we will describe how to preserve issues in motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, motions for directed verdict, trial objections, jury instructions, and also discuss the occasions when a post-trial motion may be necessary to preserve an issue.  We will also describe the basics of the appellate process in New Mexico’s state courts and in the Tenth Circuit: the filing of a notice of appeal; supersedes bonds in cases with money judgments; docketing statements and the calendaring process; and the timeline for submission to a panel, oral argument, and decision.


3/29/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Live at the State Bar of New Mexico 5121 Masthead NE Albuquerque 87109

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Larry Montano, Mark Standridge

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