Event Start:
04/24/2024 4:00 PM
Event End:
04/24/2024 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.

This CLE has been approved for 2.0 credit hours by the CPCS YAD Appeals, CAFL (Trial and Appeals), Criminal Appeals, SDP/SORB, and Mental Health Appeals.

Why, When, and How to Apply; What to Expect


Hon. Dalila A. Wendlandt, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court

Jessica V. Barnett, Chief Staff Counsel to the Justices, Supreme Judicial Court

Maura A. Looney, Assistant Clerk, Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth

Neal Quenzer, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

The best appellate attorneys in Massachusetts do more than file good briefs and argue their cases well. They also consider which of the two appellate courts is better suited to hear and decide their appeals. They know how to assess their options and strategize, both before and after an appeal has been decided, if they wish to move their case from the Appeals Court into the Supreme Judicial Court.

This program focuses on the SJC’s selection of its cases from the Appeals Court’s docket; how the direct and further appellate review processes work from the court’s perspective; what the court looks for when selecting cases at the different stages; and how counsel can best position their cases in our two-court appellate system.


Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.



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