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VIDEO – Civil Litigation Strategies: Appellate Considerations While You’re Litigating in the Trial Court


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1.5-hours MCLE credit
Viewing Time: 90 minutes

In this video presentation, Michael Chase, a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc., will discuss substantive and procedural appellate laws and rules that come into play while you are litigating a case in the trial court. Among the topics that will be covered are interlocutory appeals and writ petitions, appealable and non-appealable orders and judgments, properly preserving evidentiary objections, appeal and writ petition deadlines, and preparing for the various standards of review and the harmless error doctrine. The presentation will include both California and federal court appellate statutes, rules and cases, and will underscore differences between them.

Michael Chase, a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc. serves primarily business clients in commercial and complex business litigation matters, including real estate and intellectual property litigation and class action defense. He has handled appeals in four of the six California District Courts of Appeal and in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Federal Circuits. He previously served for four years as a law clerk to two different U.S. District Judges.

Please note each video is designed for continuous viewing until its conclusion.

The viewing of this online video meets the criteria for “participatory” continuing legal education credit as verified by the Sacramento County Public Law Library, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider according to the State Bar of California MCLE Rules & Requirements [Rule 2.72].

Please enter the attendee’s CA State BAR #. If the attendee is not an attorney, please enter “NA” in the text field.