California Appellate Advocacy Program

The California Appellate Advocacy Program (CAAP) offers attorneys slated to present oral arguments the opportunity to moot their cases before a panel of mock judges drawn from expert appellate lawyers and the legal academy. CAAP is directed by Senior Appellate Practice Fellow Dan Bromberg, a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman with nearly three decades of appellate practice, including arguing cases successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous state and federal appellate courts around the country. See this press release for more information.

CAAP has mooted arguments in the following cases:

 

Testimonials

“The program is extraordinary. The obviously intense preparation by the moot court justices made for a lively and extremely useful practice session that prepared me for what was coming in the Supreme Court. They raised questions that I had previously not thought about and rigorously tested my positions on matters I had contemplated. This was my sixth appearance before the California Supreme Court, and the session was invaluable, making me the most prepared I had ever been for an argument.”

– Dennis F. Moss, Of Counsel at Moss Bollinger in Sherman Oaks, CA

“This was an invaluable moot court opportunity – it helped me tremendously. Many of the issues raised during the moot court were raised at the argument, and I would not have been as prepared to confidently respond to them had it not been for the moot court experience. The Court ultimately issued a unanimous decision in my favor.”

– Cody Lee Saal, Associate at Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy in Pleasant Hill, CA

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