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Program Overview

Specialized appellate counsel can play a unique and highly beneficial role at trial and on dispositive motions, helping trial counsel obtain the best possible outcome and build the best possible record for appeal. This webcast will help both trial and appellate counsel, as well as client contacts and insurers, identify and evaluate opportunities for appellate counsel to add value by either attending trial in person or consulting from afar.

Who Should Attend

  • Appellate lawyers
  • Trial lawyers, both seasoned and new
  • In-house counsel who oversee trials and manage outside counsel
  • Insurance professionals who manage litigation and oversee trials and trial budgeting

What You Will Learn

  • The advantages of utilizing appellate counsel at trial
  • How trial and appellate counsel should work together to create the best possible record for appeal
  • Evaluating the cost/benefit and scope of appellate counsel’s role in trial


Jill BerkeleyBrendan Benson Brendan D. Benson is a shareholder at Miletich PC focusing on litigation in the employment, commercial, and insurance context. He has trial experience in both federal and state courts throughout Colorado. He also serves as the vice chair of the DRI Employment and Labor Law Committee’s Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee.

Catalina (Cathy) SugayanTillman J. Breckenridge Tillman J. Breckenridge is a partner at Bailey & Glasser LLP, who concentrates his practice on appellate litigation at all levels, serving the needs of all the firm’s clients. He has represented individuals, companies, organizations, and foreign, state, and local governments before the United States Supreme Court, every U.S. Court of Appeals, and many state appellate courts. Mr. Breckenridge chairs the DRI Appellate Advocacy Committee.

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