This course provides an introduction to handling an SPD-appointed appeal through sixteen short videos and three bonus content videos. The videos proceed chronologically through the phases of an appellate appointment, with each video focusing on a particular component of the post-conviction and appellate process. The videos discuss everything from your deadlines to tips on interactions with your client to suggestions for effective brief-writing. The bonus content videos discuss common post-conviction and appellate issues. The videos are designed to work hand-in-hand with the Appellate Handbook (available on the SPD's website and at the link below) to provide you with the footing you will need to enter the world of Wisconsin appeals. The short video format is designed to make it easy for you to re-watch content specific to questions you may have in your practice. We hope you find the videos useful, and thank you for watching.
THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS WITH THE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT'S BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS TO MAINTAIN YOUR LAW LICENSE. THE COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFICATION TO TAKE SPD APPELLATE CASES AND FOR THE EDUCATION CREDITS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE PUBLIC DEFENDER CASES ONLY.
Completion of this course will satisfy the training component required for SPD certification in appellate cases.
This course qualifies for up to 5.0 credits of the SPD's requirement of six credits per year.