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Live Webcast | Next-Level Appellate Practice (2023 Appellate Practice Section Program)

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Appellate advocacy is more than meets the eye. It may involve partnering with trial counsel to preserve issues for appeal using proper procedure and relevant strategic considerations, or to manage concurrent litigation in the trial and appellate courts. It could include representing or coordinating with "friends of the court" to file amicus curiae briefs bringing to light practical or policy considerations affected by the appeal. It always requires navigating complex, developing areas of the law and civil and appellate procedure.

Take your appellate practice to the next level with this year's program, which brings together current and former judges and seasoned appellate advocates to discuss the latest developments in North Carolina appellate practice and pull back the curtain on often-undiscussed aspects of appellate advocacy.


  • Recent Updates in NC Appellate Practice and Procedure
  • Effective Amicus Advocacy
  • Stays and Concurrent Litigation in Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Trial and Appellate Counsel Relations
  • Preparing for and Succeeding in Oral Argument
  • The North Carolina Constitution in Practice

Live Webcast
Friday, March 31, 2023
8:55 AM–4:40 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Justice Robin E. Hudson, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh
  • Judge Paul C. Ridgeway, North Carolina Superior Court, Raleigh
  • Judge Allison J. Riggs, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
  • Sarah Boyce, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh
  • Narendra K. Ghosh, Patterson Harkavy LLP, Chapel Hill
  • R. Daniel "Dan" Gibson, Stam Law Firm PLLC, Apex
  • Gagan Gupta, Paynter Law Firm PLLC, Hillsborough
  • Amanda S. Hawkins, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Mark A. Hiller, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill
  • Matthew N. Leerberg, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh
  • Michelle A. Liguori, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh
  • Robert F. Orr, The Law Offices of Robert F. Orr, Raleigh
  • Ryan Y. Park, Office of the NC Solicitor General, Raleigh
  • Elizabeth B. "Beth" Scherer, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh
  • Troy D. Shelton, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh
  • Patricia P. "Tricia" Shields, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, Raleigh
  • Michael Stark, Smithfield Foods Inc., Smithfield, VA
  • Erik R. Zimmerman, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill

NCBA Appellate Practice Section

  • Christy C. Dunn, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Travis S. Hinman, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

Qualifies for NC State Bar Appellate Practice Specialization

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.