Event (11/29/2016): Working with the Arizona Court of Appeals – 11/17/2016

November 17, 2016

Join appellate judges, clerks and staff attorneys, and practitioners provide advice on litigating appeals.

Date and Time: Tuesday November 29, 2016 9am-4:30pm

CLE Credit Hours: 6.25, of which .75 is ethics

Live Seminar location: Orange Tree Golf Club, 10601 North 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Link to Live Seminar Registration & Pricing:  https://goo.gl/s6gm79

 Topics Include:

  • What most influences judges in briefs and oral arguments.
  • How judges reach decisions in appeals
  • Taking the necessary steps for the appeal
  • How to structure and write your brief
  • How to prepare for oral argument and what (and what not) to argue
  • Discussion of major criminal and civil appellate decisions
  • How to recognize and deal with ethical issues on appeal
  • When should you take special action and what do judges want to see in that special action?
  • How to best work with appellate clerk and the important role of staff attorneys


 Arizona Court of Appeals:

  • Hon. Kent E. Cattani, Division One
  • Hon. Margaret H. Downie, Division One
  • Hon. Peter J. Eckerstrom, Division Two
  • Hon. Diane M. Johnsen, Division One
  • Hon. Donn G. Kessler, Division One
  • Hon. Patricia A. Orozco, Division One
  • Hon. Samuel A. Thumma, Division One
  • Hon. Garye L. Vasquez, Division Two

Superior Court of Maricopa County:

  • Hon. Patricia Starr

Clerks and Staff Attorneys:

  • Beth Capin Beckmann, Chief Staff Attorney, Division Two
  • Jeffrey P. Handler, Clerk of the Court, Division Two
  • Barbara Vidal Vaught, Chief Staff Attorney, Division One
  • Amy Wood, Clerk of the Court, Division One


  • Timothy Berg, Fennemore Craig
  • Scott E. Boehm, Law Office of Scott E. Boehm
  • Kimberly A. Demarchi, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
  • Timothy J. Eckstein, Osborn Maledon
  • Eileen Gilbride, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
  • Joel W. Nomkin, Perkins Coie
  • Linley Wilson, Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Seminar Chairs:

  • Thomas L. Hudson, Osborn Maledon
  • Joseph N. Roth, Osborn Maledon
  • Eric M. Fraser, Osborn Maledon