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Lamb McErlane Partner James Sargent Course Co-Planner for the PBI’s CLE ‘Advanced Appellate Advocacy Presenting Complex Appeals in the PA Courts’

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Lamb McErlane PC partner James C. Sargent was the course co-planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE ‘Advanced Appellate Advocacy Presenting Complex Appeals in the PA Courts’ on March 31, 2017 in Philadelphia. He joined a panel of appellate judges and experienced appellate lawyers as they discussed the process of appealing a case to a higher court, including:

THE VIEW FROM THE WELL OF THE COURT – EXPERIENCED LITIGATORS AND CORPORATE COUNSEL HELP YOU GET STARTED
  • Differing perspectives: trial lawyer vs. appellate lawyer
  • Preservation of issues, early involvement of appellate viewpoint
  • Preparing the record
  • Briefing a commercial case on appeal
SPECIAL FEATURE: JUDGES FROM PENNSYLVANIA’S APPELLATE COURTS SHARE THEIR PREFERENCES, PROCEDURES, PET PEEVES  
  • Commonwealth Court
  • Superior Court
  • Supreme Court
THE VIEW FROM THE PA APPELLATE COURTS
  • Workload of the Court & how this impacts complex commercial cases
  • The time between acceptance and final decision
  • Commercial vs. criminal vs. personal injury vs. domestic vs. estates and other cases
  • How to most effectively present a commercial appeal
  • Specialization among jurists – criminal/ personal injury/domestic/estates/ commercial
  • Pennsylvania’s place in business law-the Bench’s versus practitioners’ perspectives
PRESENTERS
Hon. P. Kevin Brobson 
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Robert L. Byer, Esq. –
Duane Morris LLP
Michael L. Kichline, Esq. –
Dechert LLP
Darryl J. May, Esq.-
Deputy General Counsel-Litigation for PNC Bank, N.A.
Hon. Judith Ference Olson
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
James C. Sargent, Esq. –
Lamb McErlane PC
Hon. Victor P. Stabile 
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Kim M. Watterson, Esq. –
Reed Smith LLP
Hon. David N. Wecht –
Superior Court of Pennsylvania

For more information visit: http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=80506

James is Co-Chairman of Lamb McErlane’s Appellate Advocacy Group and Litigation Department he has represented major national and multinational manufacturers in litigation and appeals involving class action, product liability, taxation, warranty, fraud, employment and consumer protection law claims.