One of the questions we often hear from trial lawyers is how, in the midst of all the things to worry about at trial, to structure your objections, motions, and filings to preserve errors for a possible later appeal. There are a number of resources available to help answer these questions, including a thorough piece by our own Allison Van Laningham you can find here.
I also want to highlight an upcoming CLE on the topic for criminal trials, offered April 25 in Raleigh. The CLE is free for Wake County Bar Association members, and low cost for others. The second half of the program includes a presentation by Peter Wood called “Thinking Ahead to the Criminal Appeal: Trial Strategies that Might Lead to a More Successful Appeal.”
For more information, see www.wakecountybar.org. As always, we will post information about upcoming appellate CLEs at this blog’s CLE tab, above.