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Federal Criminal Appellate Practice Seminar

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is sponsoring a one-day seminar for criminal practitioners on Monday, November 19th, from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The program will feature a presentation by the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, on appellate brief writing and oral argument and a presentation by Ross Guberman of Legal Writing Pro LLC on the "Secrets of the Great Brief Writers." The program will also address additional procedural and substantive topics (e.g., issue preservation, standards of review, handling guilty plea appeals, criminal history/crimes of violence, and recaps of recent First Circuit and Supreme Court cases and circuit splits). Both experienced and less seasoned practitioners will benefit from the seminar. There is no charge to attend. Click on highlighted words for the Boston program and to register online.

This one-day seminar will also be held on March 8, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on April 11, 2013 in Portland, Maine.

The seminar has been approved for the following CLE credits:

Maine - 6.25 general credits; 0 ethics credits
New Hampshire - 6.25 general credits; 0 ethics credits
Puerto Rico - awaiting approval
Rhode Island - 7.5 general credits; 0 ethics credits