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K. Scott Hamilton, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, July 27, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that K. Scott Hamilton, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Why It is Advantageous to Use Appellate Attorneys for Cases on Appeal Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About K. Scott Hamilton

K. Scott Hamilton has practiced appellate law as a member of Dickinson Wright, PLLC in its Detroit office for over 25 years. He was Editor-In-Chief of The Wayne Law Review and law clerk to Hon. Cornelia G. Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Hamilton has briefed and argued scores of appeals in numerous federal circuit courts of appeals and state courts across the country. He is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference; Co-Chair of the Appellate Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the E.D. Mich.; Adjunct Professor of Law (appellate practice) at Michigan State University Law School; and Staff Instructor of the Sixth Circuit Practice Institute. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (appellate practice); Leading Lawyers (appellate practice); DBusiness Top Lawyers (appellate law); and Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Lawyers. He is also Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the Detroit Bar Foundation, and was recently selected Detroit Bar Legal Scholar for 2017 by the Detroit Bar Association.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright, PLLC is a general practice business law firm with over 450 attorneys. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan and others in Austin, Tex., Columbus, Ohio, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lexington, Ky., Nashville and Music Row, Tenn., Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., Phoenix, Ariz., Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Ontario.

Event Synopsis:

Appellate practice requires skills distinct from trial practice. The development of issues for appellate consideration requires a different perspective from the points raised in litigation. Depending on the level of appellate court and the composition of the appellate bench, it’s often advantageous to have a fresh review of the record to identify those issues that will be of interest to a particular court and to present the ramifications of the case in the most persuasive fashion. At the appellate level, competent brief writing is essential to present the main points with clarity and logic that strikes a chord of justice. States’ highest courts and federal appellate courts are frequently concerned with the policy consequences of a decision and this a topic not generally addressed at the trial level. The benefits of using experienced appellate counsel as the primary attorney or as a consultant can greatly enhance the potential for success.

This webinar will cover:

· How to best analyze and identify the strongest points for appellate development
· Key considerations in drafting an appellate brief
· The value of editing and understanding modern judicial legal-writing preferences
· How to best prepare for oral argument
· Persuasive presentation techniques for oral argument
· How to best involve your client during preparation of an appellate case

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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