June 14, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
Judges would rather be affirmed than reversed. How can hard-working trial judges, in particular, reduce the likelihood of reversals? During this webcast, ways will be identified in which trial judges can avoid error, providing a cogent analysis of the standards of review employed by appellate courts. In most cases, it answers the question, “Is one judicial actor better positioned to decide an issue than another?” Participants will be assisted in differentiating between findings of fact, conclusions of law, mixed facts and law, and constitutional facts.
After this webcast, the participants will be able to:
- Describe standards of review;
- Differentiate between findings of fact, conclusions of law, mixed facts and law, and constitutional facts;
- and Prepare for pretrial, trial, and appellate proceedings in a manner that avoids reversal.
This webcast’s faculty is the Hon. Andre M. Davis, of the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in Maryland.