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Professor John Korzen presents ‘Principles of State and Federal Appellate Jurisdication’ at N.C. appellate seminar

Professor John Korzen, director of the law school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic, spoke to more than 100 attorneys, appellate judges, and appellate clerks at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary on Oct. 4.

Korzen’s topic was “Principles of State and Federal Appellate Jurisdiction.” He was the first speaker at a day-long continuing legal education seminar entitled, “May It Please The Court: 2012 North Carolina Appellate Practice and Specialization Review.”

In his talk, as in the written manuscript he prepared for the event, Korzen covered “the 5 W’s + how” of appellate jurisdiction, including who may appeal, what orders may be appealed, when must an appeal be filed, where must an appeal be filed, why to appeal, and how to draft a notice of appeal. He gave advice on how to avoid many of the common mistakes attorneys make regarding appellate jurisdiction.

Last year,  Korzen was one of the first attorneys certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Appellate Practice.