This CLE will show you the skills that enable attorneys to present compelling appeals and achieve the best outcomes for their clients. It will describe effective
techniques for analyzing your case, writing powerful briefs, and making strong oral arguments. It will also address preservation, standards of review, special issues in assigned practice and differences in practicing before the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.
**This CLE is pending approval for 1.5 Skills Credit.
Catherine Frey Murphy was the Senior Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry, now Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department, from 2007 through December 2020 when Ms. Murphy retired. Before joining Judge Garry, Ms. Murphy pursued combined careers in the private practice of law, writing and teaching. She practiced law in Central New York, concentrating in family law, appellate practice, civil litigation and the representation of children. As a writer, Ms. Murphy published two novels and other works for children, as well as essays and articles for other writers on the craft of writing, publishing law and the business of freelancing. She was a legal editor for LexisNexis for six years and she taught courses in legal research and writing, legal systems and business law at the Western New England School of Law, Cazenovia College and the University of Massachusetts. She taught an interdisciplinary program in law and government for high school and spent a year as a law clerk in the Superior Court of the State of Maine. Ms. Murphy began her law school career at Cornell Law School and received her degree from the University of Maine School of Law.