The Appeal Killers: Ways To Avoid Dooming Your Appeal Before You Even Get There

Thursday, July 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Pacific via ZOOM

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Earn 1 CA CLE Hour, Including Appellate Law Specialization

Meet the Speakers

Alana Rotter


Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

Jeffrey Gurrola


Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

About the Program

There are numerous procedural traps in the trial court that can doom a case’s chances of success on appeal. Appellate lawyers Alana Rotter and Jeff Gurrola will offer tips on avoiding these traps, including best practices for creating a record, preserving jury instruction and evidentiary issues, navigating the statement of decision process, and getting the most out of post-trial motions.

This program is presented by the Litigation Section chaired by Rachael C. Kogen and vice chaired by Lauri K. Martin. Find out more about the section at

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