Roadmap to the Appellate Division: Procedure and e-Filing

Date: Dec 13, 2023 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Section Price: $131

Event Code: I070823

Areas of Law: Appellate Practice, Civil Trial Bar

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)




Andrew R. Turner, Esq.
Co-Chair, Appellate Practice
Turner Law Firm LLC, South Orange


Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., JAD, (Retired on recall)
Monmouth Park Corporate Center, West Long Branch
Hon. Robert J. Gilson, P.J.A.D.
Hon. Arnold L. Natali, Jr., J.A.D.
Amy Clay Donlon
Deputy Counsel, Appellate Division Clerk's Office
New Jersey Administrative Office of The Courts
Catherine Derenze, Esq.
Co-Chair, Appellate Practice
Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC, Newark
  • How do I optimally present a case to an appellate court?
  • What things do I need to include to insure I have submitted the best brief possible?
  • How do I prepare for a successful oral argument?
  • What are some of the common mistakes I want to be sure to avoid?

At this convenient luncheon webinar, three Appellate Division judges, joined by a representative from the clerk’s office and two private practitioners will answer these questions and more. Having collectively reviewed an enormous number of cases and rendered numerous decisions, state Appellate Division Judges Robert J. Gilson, Clarkson S. Fisher Jr. (retired on recall), and Arnold L. Natali Jr. will offer insight on how they are persuaded in the cases before them, sharing thoughts on positive, affirmative steps attorneys should take to ensure written briefs and oral arguments receive serious consideration.

Amy Clay Donlon, deputy counsel from the clerk’s office at the state Judiciary, will offer insight on procedures and e -Court filing, while Catherine Derenze and Andrew R. Turner will offer the “in the trenches” practitioners’ perspective.

Hone your skills for the next appeal you may handle. Join NJICLE for this lively, quick paced discussion that will provide invaluable direction for preparing and presenting a well thought out and successful appeal.  

Topics to be discussed:

  • Beginning to Process:
    • Do I have an appealable order?
    • Proper procedure for appealing
    • eCourts v e-Appellate
  • The Civil Appeals Settlement program (CASP)
  • Scheduling
  • Brief Writing- Working within the Rules
    • Establishing the goal of your brief
    • Point headings and the preliminary statement
    • Factual statement and procedural history
    • Legal argument
  • The Appendix
  • Oral Argument – Is it important or not?

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 2.0, NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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