Appellate Law Symposium Slated For Shenandoah Region


VIRGINIA BEACH , VA , April 2, 2007 — The fourth in a statewide series of appellate practice symposia will be held Thursday, May 10, at the Skyland Lodge in ShenandoahNational Park.  The event is open to all Virginia lawyers, but will be limited to the first 25 registrants.  Admission is free for Virginia State Bar members. 


The program will be presented by L. Steven Emmert, Chairman of the Appellate Practice Subcommittee for the Virginia State Bar’s Litigation Section, and E. Scott Moore, staff attorney for the Virginia Supreme Court.  The topic will be criminal appeals, which was the number one suggested topic in surveys conducted at previous symposia.

The event is not restricted to criminal defense lawyers; Commonwealth’s Attorneys are encouraged to attend.  “Given the number of briefs in opposition that prosecutors are required to file in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, we plan to offer suggestions on how to resist a petition for appeal, not just how to get one,” Emmert said.  “This program is designed to help lawyers on both sides of the prosecutorial aisle.”

The symposium is approved for 2 hours of Virginia MCLE credit, and will run from to   To register, contact Cathryn Chitty at (757) 499-8971 by May 8.