MCLE Classes

Mastering the Standards of Appellate Review

Joseph Baxter

This program is designed for all attorneys who handle appeals. Determining and effectively using the applicable standard of review can have enormous impact on the outcome of an appeal. It is the prism through which the justices view the issues. This class will focus on how to structure your appeal to obtain the most favorable standard of review and how best to work within the correct standard of review. Highlights will include:

  • Framing the issues to obtain the most favorable standard of review
  • What to look for to facilitate use of the most helpful standard of review
  • Turning a factual issue into a legal issue

Joseph Baxter, Attorney at Law

Mr. Baxter is a certified appellate specialist. His successes include wins at the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal. As a member of the Appellate Law Advisory Commission, Mr. Baxter authored the appellate specialist exam.

Date:Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Time: 11:45 am check in; 12:00 – 1:00 pm Presentation

Presenters: Joseph Baxter, Certified Appellate Specialist

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA

Cost: $45–SCBA Members; $55–Public; $20—Student (Student discount unavailable online. Please print registration flyer and submit to SCBA Offices with current proof of enrollment

MCLE Credit: 1 Unit General

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