General Law

Appellate View of Postjudgment Motions

This program will focus on appellate considerations and strategies for motions for new trial, motions to vacate, motions for reconsideration, and other postjudgment motions. We will discuss timing and procedural requirements for these motions and how they can affect your chance of success on appeal.

Bull, DeborahDeborah S. Bull
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Ms. Bull is a specialist in appellate law certified by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. She is an associate with Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz. She is admitted to practice in California, the Federal District Court, Northern District, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. Ms. Bull is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court. She also volunteers as a small claims judge pro tem in Sonoma County, is a member of the Appellate Division-Best Practices Committee, and is president of the Board of Directors of Kid Street Learning Center LLC, a public charter school.

gates-tiffanyTiffany J. Gates
Law Offices of Tiffany J. Gates

After graduating from UC Hastings in 2011, Ms. Gates worked for two years as a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the California Department of Justice, where she drafted respondent’s briefs in appeals from felony convictions and responded to petitions for writs of habeas corpus. She then spent two and half years as an associate with the law firm of Archer Norris in Walnut Creek, where her practice focused primarily on civil appeals and writs. Ms. Gates has since opened her own practice, where she continues to handle appeals and writs in both criminal and civil cases. Ms. Gates is also an adjunct professor at UC Hastings, where she teaches Legal Writing and Research, as well as Moot Court. In addition, Ms. Gates serves as a supervising attorney with the Hastings Appellate Project, which allows third-year law students to undertake representation of actual clients before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Deborah S. Bull, Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
Tiffany J. Gates, Law Offices of Tiffany J. Gates

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

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