This presentation will highlight recent emphasis from Kentucky's Appellate Courts on the importance of complying with rules governing appeals. The presentation will also identify common missteps made in brief writing and provide practical, easy-to-follow suggestions for how to avoid these missteps in the future.

Dorislee Gilbert is the 2021 Vice-Chair of the Louisville Bar Association's Appellate Section. She is an experienced appellate advocate, having handled more than 75 cases in Kentucky's Appellate Courts. Dorislee previously served as Executive Director of the Mary Byron Project, where she launched an Appellate Advocacy Program to provide expert appellate legal assistance to survivors of intimate partner violence. She was also the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Appellate and Research Division at the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and was frequently appointed Special Assistant Attorney General to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in appeals.

Appellate Practice



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