Webinar: Strategic Use of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Advocacy

October 12, 2017

On October 12, 2017, Capital Appellate Advocacy founder Larry Ebner  participated in a Strafford live webinar, “Strategic Use of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Advocacy.”  Larry and two additional highly experienced appellate specialists, Averil Rothrock and Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila,  covered many amicus brief-related topics, such as the following:

  • What strategic considerations affect decisions on whether to solicit and/or file amicus briefs?
  • What are the elements of an effective Statement of Interest?
  • What unique considerations should counsel consider at the discretionary review stage versus the merits stage?
  • How can appellate specialists, trial counsel and in-house counsel most effectively team on preparation of amicus briefs?
  • What special issues are involved when the Solicitor General is invited by the U.S. Supreme Court to file an amicus brief on behalf of the United States?
  • How should counsel respond when state attorneys general, law professors, former government officials, or other ad hoc groups participate in an appeal as amici curiae?

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