How Trial Lawyers Can Save An Appeal–Free CLE

Just like a good steak is made in the field, a good appeal is made in the trial court.  This presentation covers strategic pointers for civil trial lawyers to ensure the case they have built will stand up on appeal. From the basics of appellate preservation to the advanced tactics of seasoned appellate practitioners, it will help lawyers focus on winning in trial court while having the confidence that their cases will withstand procedural challenges at the next level.  Learn about issue preservation, various deadlines, and interlocutory appeals among other issues.

Presenter Jonathan Dunlap is a Principal at the Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, North Carolina.  He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section.  He has handled appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court, South Carolina Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit, and has consulted on cases before the Supreme Court of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  He has trial experience in state, federal, and administrative venues. He handles complex litigation matters in a variety of areas including healthcare, medical malpractice, personal injury, land use, eminent domain, employment law, and tribal law.

Jonathan received his B.A. with Honors from Kenyon College where he doubled majored in Modern Foreign Languages and Philosophy.  He received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court and the recipient of the Robert T. Bockman Award, the school’s appellate advocacy award.  He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts of North and South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit, and the courts of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Sign up for this free one-hour CLE here by clicking on either a virtual or an in-person ticket. The CLE takes place on June 2nd, from noon to 1pm. For those attending in person, the location is the Starnes Conference Room at Van Winkle Law Firm, and lunch will be provided.