Appellate Practice Skills Training


Join the MSBA for an all virtual new three part Appellate Practice Skills Training on Monday July 18th, Wednesday July 20th and Thursday, July 21st from 10 am to 12 pm! 

Join top litigators Paul Mark Sandler, Andrew D. Levy, and Steven M. Klepper as they review the elements of appellate practice in Maryland. Learn from these experienced practitioners, judges on the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, as well as representatives from the Office of the Public Defender, and Office of the Attorney General what you need to know about appealing your case in Maryland. This three day workshop is invaluable for anyone interested in developing their appellate practice skills! 

Review the agenda for a listing of all faculty for this program!

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Litigation Law
Appellate Practice & Advocacy
General Practice
Young Lawyers
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Event Information
Jul 18, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

10:00 am
Day 1

I. Introduction: Purpose of the Appellate Courts with Paul Mark Sandler, Andrew D. Levy & Steven M. Klepper

II. Appealable Judgments and Orders
The Honorable Kevin F. Arthur, Court of Special Appeals

III. Issues Preserved for Appeal
Diane Feuerherd, Miller, Miller & Canby
Tia Holmes, Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division

IV. The Offices of the Clerks of the Courts
Suzanne C. Johnson, Clerk of the Court of Appeals
Gregory Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals

Day 2

10:00 am
Day 2

I. Court of Special Appeals

a. The Joint Record Extract and Principal Briefs
The Honorable Dan Friedman, Court of Special Appeals, Carrie Williams, Office of the Attorney General

b. The Reply Brief
The Honorable Deborah S. Eyler, Court of Special Appeals (Ret.)

II. Court of Appeals: Petitions and Briefs
The Honorable Brynja M. Booth, Court of Appeals
Rachel Kamins, Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division


Day 3

10:00 am
Day 3

I. Oral Argument

a. Elements of Persuasive Oral Arguments
Paul Mark Sandler
Andrew D. Levy
Steven M. Klepper

b. Demonstration of Oral Argument
The Honorable Matthew Fader, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals
The Honorable Gregory Wells, Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals
The Honorable Andrea Leahy, Court of Special Appeals

c. Discussion with Judges

II. Conclusion


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