Appellate Practice Section

The Appellate Practice Section of The Virginia Bar Association was founded in 2009 and includes many of Virginia’s most prominent appellate practitioners. The Section sponsors CLE programs designed to improve the level of appellate advocacy in the Commonwealth, and compiles On Appeal, a periodic newsletter containing matters of interest to lawyers who practice in the appellate courts.

The Section also considers ways in which the appellate legal system can be improved, and suggests statutory and rules changes to the Association for recommendation to the courts and the legislature.

Membership is open to any lawyer with an interest in appellate practice, regardless of his or her level of experience in this field.


Recent issues of On Appeal:

Spring-Summer 2012 issue

Summer 2011 issue

Summer 2010 issue




Attorney Patricia Millett addresses a point while Furman University President Rodney A. Smolla looks on at a general session on the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court term at the VBA Summer Meeting in July 2011.


Section members must be VBA members


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