Can We Appeal Now? Issues in Appellate Jurisdiction

October 2, 2009
CBA Law Center, New Britain, CT
Can We Appeal Now? Issues in Appellate Jurisdiction
Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Committee

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. program

CLE Credit: 4.0 hours
Cost: $145 Member, $225 Non-Member, $75 Law Student (on a space-available basis)

This advanced program will provide an in-depth understanding of Connecticut appellate jurisdiction, including the final judgment rule, appeals of nonfinal judgments, mootness and vacatur, and issues involving attorney's fees and interest. The seminar will provide practical guidance for appellate motions practice and explain the role of the appellate staff attorneys in evaluating jurisdictional issues.

Faculty and Speakers

Jeffrey R. Babbin, Program Co-Chair, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
Sheila A. Huddleston, Program Co-Chair, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford Gail Feingold Giesen, Chief Staff Attorney, Connecticut
Linda L. Morkan, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford

Program Schedule

  9:00 The Final Judgment Rule and Interlocutory Appeals (Babbin, Huddleston)
10:30 Other Routes to Appeal: Certification and Reservations (Morkan)
11:00 Break
11:15 Mootness and Vacatur of Trial Ccourt Decisions (Morkan)
11:45 Attorney's Fees and Postjudgment Interest (Babbin)
12:15 Office of the Staff Attorney (Giesen)
12:45 Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

This course will help both trial and appellate lawyers understand which trial court rulings and orders can be appealed and when, along with other appellate jurisdictional issues, such as aggrievement and mootness.