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Victoria A. Graffeo, Member, Harris Beach, PLLC to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Why It is Advantageous to Use Appellate Attorneys for Cases on Appeal Live Webcast


New York, NY, July 29, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Victoria A. Graffeo, Member, Harris Beach, 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).

For further details, please visit:
https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/appellate-litigation/why-it-is-advantageous-to-use-appellate-attorneys

About Victoria A. Graffeo

The Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo is a partner at Harris Beach, and the leader of the Appellate Practice Group as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She is also a member of the Business and Commercial Litigation and the Government Compliance and Investigations Practice Groups. In 2014, the Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo completed a 14-year term as a Judge on the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court. She authored over 250 civil and criminal majority opinions for the Court. Previously, she was an elected Justice of the Supreme Court, and was later elevated to the Appellate Division, Third Department, an intermediate appellate court in New York. She also served as the chair of the New York State-Federal Judicial Council, and as Solicitor General and Counsel to the New York State Attorney General. The New York Law Journal named Ms. Graffeo one of the 2016 “Lawyers who Lead by Example” and she received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

About Harris Beach, PLLC

Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York state and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America. Harris Beach is one of the few firms in upstate NYS with an Appellate Practice Group composed of a team of attorneys with the specialized skills needed to succeed in all four of the Appellate Divisions, the New York Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the second circuit. Harris Beach represents our clients, and also supports other law firms acting as a consultant.

Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services. Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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