Formulating Effective Appellate and Trial Strategies
When: Thursday, October 19, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse
At this member’s luncheon, Bryan S. Gowdy, board certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar and advocate before the U.S. and Florida Supreme Courts, will provide practitioners with strategies for a successful client resolution in light of the three potential decision-makers in every case: the trial judge, the jury, and the appellate judges. He will explain the different characteristics of each decision-maker and how an effective trial advocate must simultaneously persuade the trial decision-makers and make a record that will persuade the appellate judges. He will advise on both avoiding and preserving issues for appeal; how to balance winning on appeal versus winning in the trial court; when to seek appellate review; what factors to consider when evaluating whether an appeal is sensible and appropriate; and ethical obligations to disclose authorities. This luncheon is free to members and $15 for non-members. Registration closed.