POSTPONED: Don’t Win Your Case at Trial and Lose It on Appeal CLE (EDU200324)

March 24, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Connecticut Bar Institute

About the Program

There is no point in winning your case at trial if you do so in a way that dooms it on appeal. And you need to recognize those times when your opponent may have won the case but, in doing so, has created for you a terrific appeal. Trying a case is hard enough—keeping an eye on possible appellate issues at the same time is even harder. But paying attention to possible appellate issues is as necessary as proving the elements of the claim in the first place. This seminar will discuss possible appellate issues to consider when trying a case, and how to make them work for you.

You Will Learn

  • What to fight—be sure that what you are fighting for is worth it. Is it crucial to success at trial? If you win, does it create a good appeal for the other side?
  • When to fight—if an issue sets up your case for an appeal, when should you address it and how do you either make the most of it or try to make it go away?
  • How to fight—make sure that issues are raised properly and timely so if you need them for appeal, they are preserved

Who Should Attend

Trial lawyers, insurance counsel, and adjusters.


(Includes a snack, electronic materials*, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $75
Non-Member $150
Student Member $15


karen dowd Karen L. Dowd
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

mike taylor Michael S. Taylor
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

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 transitional and non-transitional 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. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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