The SJCBA presents a Masters Series MCLE: Do This – Not That! - Practical Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers BEFORE the Appeal on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at noon via Zoom, or In-Person at Drivon School of Law. This program qualifies for one (1.0) hour of General Requirement Credit. All attendees must be registered one day in advance. If you are attending via Zoom, meeting information will be provided to you the morning of the event.
Cost: SJCBA Members - $20 via Zoom | $25 In-Person
Program Description: A seasoned appellate specialist offers practical real-world advice based on the most common trial court-level mistakes he finds when asked to handle appeals. Topics include: essential steps for preserving issues for appellate review, appellate opportunities and timing traps unique to Family Law appeals, strategic considerations in positioning the case for the most favorable standard of review possible, and avoiding forfeiture of appellate rights and arguments.
Presenter(s): Tom Keeling, State Bar-Certified Appellate Specialist
Tom Keeling has practiced law for 37 years, primarily in appellate advocacy and complex civil litigation. He is a State Bar-certified Appellate Law Specialist and has handled dozens of state and federal appeals and has served as a speaker and author for many local and statewide organizations since he interned at the State Supreme Court (1984-85). The recipient of the 2019 Law Day Award, Tom served as the 2008 President of the San Joaquin Bar Association and as the 2016-2018 President of the Judge Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his Ph.D. in English from UCLA. His most recent published decisions include Modesto Irrigation District v. Tanaka (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 898; People v. Haro (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 495; Estate of Ashlock (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 1066; and Manteca Unified School District v. Reclamation District No. 17 (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 730. Tom has served as an adjunct Professor at Humphreys University Laurence Drivon School of Law (Civil Procedure).