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Advanced Appellate Practice - 6 CLE - July 14-15, French Lick

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

Advanced Appellate Practice

Part of the Masters Series Summer Conference

6 CLE - Thursday & Friday, July 14-15

French Lick Springs Resort & Casino, French Lick, IN

We are pleased to bring Advanced Appellate Practice back to the spectacular setting of the historic French Lick Hotel! Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana, it is a grand backdrop for this year's event, as part of ICLEF’s Annual Masters Series Summer Conference.

This Live In-Person only program is designed as an advanced-level session for those practitioners who already have a fundamental understanding of the Appeals process. The discussion-oriented curriculum, led by Moderator Maggie Smith and her faculty, will take you deeper into tougher, more challenging matters. Bring your questions and toughest issues too, to share with the group.

Click Here to learn about all there is to see & do in French Lick and the surrounding areas during your stay.

Casual Dress for all events.


Day 1: Thursday, July 14; 2:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.


Starting the Appellate Journey

Finality issues (especially 54B/56C entry of partial final judgment)

Impact of remaining attorney fee hearings on finality

Stays/appeal bonds

Rule 37 Remands

Trial court jurisdiction during appeal

- Maggie L. Smith, Discussion Leader

14(B) Interlocutory appeals

Strategy for trial court

Strategy for appellate court

Process at appellate court

Deemed denied/belated certification process

- Cara S. Wieneke, Discussion Leader


Hosted Reception following Day 1. Guests Welcome!


Day 2: Friday, July 15; 9:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. (Continental breakfast served at 8:30 A.M.)


Brief Writing

Statement of Issues- deep issue versus one liners

Statement of Facts- good, better, and best practices

Argument- best practices; addressing alternative arguments; cross appeals (when proper and when not)

Substantive difference between COA Briefs, Transfer Briefs, and Amicus Briefs

Electronic formatting tips (fonts, spacing, headers, etc.)

- Brian J. Paul, Discussion Leader

“One-on-One with Judges Molter & Weissmann”

An amazing opportunity to pick the brains of two Court of Appeals judges who also were leading appellate practitioners before they were appointed to the bench. Here you will get the chance to ask anything you’ve really wanted to know about the appellate process, but were too afraid to ask.

- Featuring the Hon. Derek R. Molter & the Hon. Leanna K. Weissmann



Maggie L. Smith, Moderator

Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis

Hon. Derek R. Molter

Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis

Hon. Leanna K. Weissmann

Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis

Brian J. Paul

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Cara L. Wieneke

Wieneke Law Office, LLC, Brooklyn



Discounted room rates for the ICLEF Masters Conference at the French Lick Spring Hotel & West Baden Springs Resort are available by Clicking Here or calling the resort directly at 1-844-241-6361.

Please use Group Code 0722ICL. The cut-off date is June 17, 2022. Reservations made after this date will still be accepted based on the hotel's prevailing rate and space availability.


Advanced Appellate Practice

Part of the Masters Series Summer Conference

6 CLE - Thursday & Friday, July 14-15

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR - French Lick Springs Resort & Casino, French Lick, IN


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