Appellate Practice

Writing Techniques for Appellate Briefs and Other Pleadings


This presentation will focus on persuasive legal writing from a former law clerk to Judge Frank Clement on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. The program will cover writing techniques for appellate briefs and other pleadings. Topics will include structuring your brief in an effective manner, proper citation forms, and the best ways to quote authority to make the most of your argument.

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The presenter offered some great tips for advocating more persuasively for my clients.

Well organized and well presented.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.