Appellate Section

The Appellate Section—formed in 1991—focuses on continuing education and the improvement of appellate advocacy. Members include attorneys whose practice is devoted to appeals and writs as well as trial lawyers interested in enriching their understanding of the appellate process and issues. The section hosts periodic MCLE seminars. Seminar speakers have included appellate court justices, appellate and supreme court research attorneys, and attorneys with special expertise in appeals, writs, and post-trial motions. The Appellate Section welcomes all lawyers and law students to join and attend programs. Many programs have broad appeal to litigators and are presented in partnership with the Litigation Section.

The section has been approved as a provider of appellate specialty MCLE credits, an extra benefit for attorneys who are, or are seeking to become, certified appellate specialists.


Gary A. Watt
2033 N. Main St., Suite 800
Walnut Creek 94596
Phone: (925) 930-6600
Fax: (925) 930-6620

Directors at Large

John T. Schreiber
Phone: (925) 831-1882

Bryce C. Anderson
Phone: (925) 513-0724

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