B08 - Appellate Law Considerations in Family Law Cases (2023CLC-B08)

Monday, June 5, 2023

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

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Trial/Appellate Track

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Section

About the Program

This program will feature family law practitioners with appellate experience and an appellate jurist discussing key considerations for (a) family law practitioners to keep in mind during trial for purposes of appeal and (b) those practitioners or appellate counsel retained after trial to keep in mind in pursuing an appeal in a family law case, from filing to disposition.

You Will Learn

How to assess whether and when to appeal
How to identify frequent family appellate issues so you can preempt or plant them
About the different ways to preserve or waive issues for appeal
About the 3 ways to obtain attorney’s fees and how best to appeal-proof your award
About the family-specific rules on appellate stays
How Appellate Court judges approach and think about family appeals

Who Should Attend

Family law practitioners and appellate practitioners who handle or would like to handle family law appeals.

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for newly admitted and experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.


appjudge_Alvord1 Hon. Bethany J. Alvord
Connecticut Appellate Court, Hartford

Bartchi_Ken1 Kenneth J. Bartschi
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Hartford

Danielle Edwards1 Danielle Edwards
1818 Law PLLC, Stamford

Brandon Fontaine1 Brandon B. Fontaine
Kahan Kerensky Capossela LLP, Vernon

Scott Garosshen Scott T. Garosshen
Robinson + Cole LLP, Hartford

Dyan Kozaczka1 Dyan M. Kozaczka
Siegel Colin & Kaufman, Stamford

Kelly A Scott1 Kelly A. Scott
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford