A limited collection of program materials is archived for use and reference by our members. Those materials may be used by non-members only with prior, written permission from the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court.

If you are interested in obtaining materials from any of our past programs, please contact our Executive Director, Teena Coyne, at

February 21, 2024
Appellate Decision Making

October 26, 2023
Unlocking the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Appellate Law: Opening Pandora's Box?

May 23, 2023
A Behind the Scenes Look at the Appellate Process

February 2, 2023
Writs & Wrongs

November 2, 2022
Appellate Judicial Insights: Perspectives About Careers on the Bench

June 16, 2022
Practice Before the U.S. Supreme Court

May 25, 2022
Policy: A Four-Letter Word in Appellate Advocacy or a Useful Strategy

November 16, 2021
Gray Area Thinking

May 24, 2021
A Conversation with California Solicitor General Mike Mongan

February 17, 2021
Supreme Insights, or a Q&A with the Chief Judge and Presiding Justice

January 25, 2021
The Constitution in a Pandemic, and an Election Year

February 27, 2020
Pressing Pause: Stays and Supersedeas in Four Acts

October 10, 2019
Appellate Dispositions – Reading (and Writing) the Tea Leaves

May 30, 2019
Dealing with Loss

February 28, 2019
Anatomy of a Mayhem – A Trifecta of Ethical Minefields in Appellate Practices

November 5, 2018
Survey Says…

May 13, 2018
Exploring Judicial Decision Making: Neuroscience, Rhetoric, and Judicial Perspectives

February 22, 2018
Interactive Writing Program – Introductions, Headings, and Issue Statements

November 30, 2017
Ethics and the Role of the Appellate Lawyer in a Society Founded on the Rule of Law

June 22, 2017
Differences Between Ninth Circuit and Fourth District, Division One Processes/Practices

May 31, 2017
Making the Best of Bad Facts – Oral Argument: Survival Preparedness

March 30, 2017
Standards of Appellate Review: Setting the Stage and Arguing to One's Best Advantage