John D. North, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, is on the faculty for a live webcast on “The Appellate Litigation Landscape: What Lies Ahead in 2018 and Beyond.” The program, to be presented on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET), is sponsored by the Knowledge Group.
This program will address important changes in the appellate rules and other trends happening today and their implications to the appellate practice. Mr. North and his fellow panelists will explore issues beyond the basics of appellate litigation, addressing how to advance cases and successfully navigate cases through the appellate and higher courts. The speakers will share strategies and practical tips for crafting and presenting effective oral arguments and persuasive briefs.
Topics to be covered include:
- Appellate Litigation: Trends, Developments and Updates
- Changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
- Emerging Appellate Trends
- Implications to the Appellate Practice
- Appellate Review of Pending Cases in the Trial Court
- Strategies and Techniques for an Effective Oral Argument
- Drafting a Persuasive Appellate Brief
- Ethical Issues in Appellate Practice
- Involving amicus curiae
Mr. North focuses his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including over 75 jury cases to verdict. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. North’s practice concentrates in commercial and banking litigation, particularly in matters involving negotiable instruments and financial fraud. Mr. North has represented banks in class actions alleging claims under New Jersey and federal consumer legislation. A significant portion of Mr. North’s practice is devoted to the defense of catastrophic injury and other high exposure cases in the areas of negligence, public entity liability, construction, and professional liability, including the defense of attorneys, accountants and insurance brokers. He also maintains a personal injury practice limited to the representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice and other cases involving significant injuries and complex liability issues. Mr. North is the author of the evidence treatise A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence, and is the only New Jersey lawyer selected as a principal author of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, contributing the chapter in the treatise devoted to Medical Malpractice.
Additional program information and registration details at: http://bit.ly/2wNYOHO