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Complex Commercial Cases Pose Unique Challenges When Presented on Appeal

Join a panel of appellate judges and experienced appellate lawyers as they walk you through the process of appealing a case to a higher court. They’ll also identify potential minefields that you may encounter and provide guidance for side-stepping an explosion.

The View from the Well of the Court--Experienced Litigators and Corporate Counsel Help You Get Started:

  • Differing perspectives: trial lawyer vs. appellate lawyer
  • Preservation of issues, early involvement of appellate viewpoint
  • Preparing the record
  • Briefing a commercial case on appeal

SPECIAL FEATURE: Judges from Pennsylvania’s Appellate Courts Share their Preferences, Procedures, Pet Peeves

Best practices tips for appealing to one of the higher courts:

  • Commonwealth Court
  • Superior Court
  • Supreme Court

The view from the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts

  • Workload of the Court & how this impacts complex commercial cases
  • The time between acceptance and final decision
  • Commercial vs. criminal vs. personal injury vs. domestic vs. estates and other cases
  • How to most effectively present a commercial appeal
  • Specialization among jurists – criminal/ personal injury/domestic/estates/ commercial
  • Pennsylvania’s place in business law—the Bench’s versus practitioners’ perspectives

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.


  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Identifying and Preserving Issues
  • Brief Writing
  • The Record
  • Oral Argument
  • Questions & Answers

Recorded live in April 2019.

Practice Areas


Michael L. Kichline Esq. Dechert LLP (Phila)
Hon. Mary Hannah Leavitt Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Maureen M. McBride Esq. Lamb McErlane PC (West Chester)
Hon. Sallie Updyke Mundy Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
James C. Sargent Jr., Esq. Lamb McErlane PC (West Chester)
Hon. Victor P. Stabile Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Kim M. Watterson Esq. Reed Smith LLP (Downtown Pitts)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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