General, Solo, Small Firms, Appellate Practice

General CLE: Best Practices for Lawyers Appearing in the Tennessee Court of Appeals


In this presentation Judge Brandon Gibson will discuss effective advocacy in the Appellate Court. Some of the practice pointers the Judge will discuss include: The Record, Your Brief, Oral Argument, E-filling, and Sealed Records.





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Good material.

Excellent presentation!

I enjoyed the discussion of written vs. oral argument and discussion of the importance and the Justice's take on Oral argument and effectiveness during oral argument.

The Appeals Court, or at least Judge Gibson, encourages attorneys to extract important citations from the record and attach same (with clear citation to location in the record) as an appendix to the brief. I have thought of this, but frankly wondered (a) if it would be a confusing deviation from standard practice, and (b) if the Court would frown upon it.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
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Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for section members
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.