Litigation Nuts & Bolts: Post-Trial and Appellate Issues - Webinar

When a verdict has been rendered, and you leave the trial courtroom for the last time, what happens next? Dive into post-trial and appellate law, procedure, and strategy, starting with a presentation from Justice Melissa Hart! Your knowledgeable faculty members will guide you through appellate writing and oral argument, and post-trial practices, including motions for reconsideration, bills of cost, and securing attorney fees. If you are a litigator, don't miss this opportunity to learn from your colleagues and mentors.
Every year, CBA Young Lawyers Division with CBA-CLE to put together a litigation foundations course for young lawyers. This year's program builds on the past programs and stands alone as a great overview of post-trial and appellate law.
  • Understand appellate court jurisdiction and procedure in Colorado
  • Focus on tips and strategies for appellate writing and arguments
  • Dive into the specifics of post-trial practice-motions for reconsideration, bills of cost, attorney fees
Do you want to learn more about the full lifecycle of litigation? Don't forget that the past Litigation Nuts and Bolts Program is available as a home study.
2019: How a Complaint Gets to Trial
If special accommodations are needed, please contact us at Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee's responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.

8:30 am - 8:40 am
Welcome and Introduction
8:40 am - 9:30 am
A View from the Bench
  • Standards of Review
  • Effective Appellate Advocacy
Presented by Honorable Melissa Hart, Colorado Supreme Court
9:30 am - 10:20 am
Appellate Court Basics in Colorado
  • The Jurisdiction of Appellate Courts
  • Appellate Procedure
  • The Impact of Covid
Presented by Adam Mueller, Esq., Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C.
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:20 am
Oral Argument
  • Oral Argument Preparation
  • Oral Arguments in the Colorado Court of Appeals vs. Colorado Supreme Court vs. Tenth Circuit
  • The Impact of Covid
Presented by Adam Mueller, Esq., Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C.
11:20 am - 12:10 pm
Motions for Reconsideration: When, Why and How
  • Timing Issues with Motions for Reconsideration
  • Why (or Why Not) File a Motion for Reconsideration
  • Unique Issues with Arbitration
Presented by Chad W. Johnson, Esq., Johnson Law
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Appellate Writing Basics
  • Statement of the Issues
  • Summary of the Argument
  • Tips on Persuasive Writing
Presented by Ainsley Bochniak, Esq., A.E. Bochniak Law, LLC
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
How to Submit Your Bill of Costs After Trial
  • How Costs Affect Statutory Offers
  • How to Present, Itemize, and Argue for your Costs
Presented by K.C. Harpring, Esq., Dormer Harpring, LLC
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3: 30 pm
Post-Trial Requests for Fees
  • How to Prepare for and Make a Post-Trial Demand for an Award of Attorney Fees
Presented by Reed Morris, Esq., Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous
3:30 pm
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Registration Fees
Sponsor Rate $229.00
Non Member $229.00
CBA Member $199.00
CBA Young Lawyer Division $99.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $0.00
Student Currently Enrolled in Law School $0.00
Elite Pass Holder $0.00
  • General Credits: 7.00
  • Ethics Credits: 0.00
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Start Date - End Date
May 07, 2021
Start Time - End Time
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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