Roadmap to the Appellate Division: Procedure and e-Filing

Category: Materials

Member Price: $10

Non-Member Price: $12

Product Code: MI070823

Areas of Law: Appellate Practice, Civil

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Andrew R. Turner, Esq.
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, PJAD
Hon. Arnold L. Natali, Jr., JAD
Amy Clay Donlon
Deputy Counsel, Appellate Division Clerk's Office
New Jersey Administrative Office of The Courts
Catherine Derenze, Esq.
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?


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