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"The Reply Brief: Making It Count"


The appellant’s reply brief, or reply to a dispositive motion, can be the most difficult but most effective argument you make. Join top practitioners and law clerks to hear what makes for the best reply.

Topics include:  

  • How should you structure your reply brief?
  • How do you decide what issues to address?
  • How do you get the court’s attention?
  • How do you respond to misstatements?
  • When should you concede points? 


  • Steven Hirsch Partner, Keker & Van Nest
  • Matthew Scherb Research Attorney, First District Court of Appeal
  • Myron Moskovitz Counsel, California Appellate Law Group
  • Polly Estes Principal, Estes Law Group