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Former Justice Spolzino to offer successful Appellate strategies at Brooklyn Bar Association

May 22, 2020 Rob Abruzzese
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The Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions are the highest courts in New York State, but many lawyers don’t often set foot in those courthouses because practicing there is a unique experience and one that can be intimidating.

Former Appellate Justice Robert Spolzino is hoping to take away some of the stigma of those courts by hosting a continuing legal education seminar at the Brooklyn Bar Association titled, “Successful Appellate Strategies: Justice Spolzino reveals the secrets.”

Justice Spolzino, a Georgetown University and St. John’s Law School graduate, is a partner at Abrams Fensterman following an eight-year career as a justice in the New York Supreme Court, including five years as a justice of the Appellate Division. In 2016, he was selected by the NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination as one of seven candidates to join the Court of Appeals.

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Since leaving the bench, the former judge has worked with Abrams Fensterman to argue more than 100 times in the Appellate Division and seven times in the Court of Appeals.

Having heard and decided on more than 4,400 appeals, Justice Spolzino will present a two-hour live streamed CLE on Tuesday, June 2 that will cover procedural rules, different skills and his perspective from having been on the bench.

During his lecture, he will discuss technical and procedural issues that are unique to appellate practice, such as jurisdiction, appealability, reviewability and obtaining immediate relief pending an appeal. He will also discuss strategies that he has used himself or has witnessed being used successfully.


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