When and How to Use Writ Petitions in State Civil Cases

The Appellate Law Section presents

When and How to Use Writ Petitions in State Civil Cases

Date Wednesday, September 7, 2022
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Appellate Specialization


Susan Horst
Complex Appellate Litigation Group
Jocelyn Sperling
Law Office of Jocelyn Sperling

Writ petitions can be an invaluable tool to challenge adverse trial court rulings. Two appellate attorneys—including one who was a writ attorney at the First District Court of Appeal—will discuss when to consider filing a writ petition in state civil cases and how to successfully use them in your practice. Program handouts will contain detailed substantive information, as well as nuts and bolts for filing a writ petition. The program itself will cover some of that material, but will also focus on practical guidance and strategic insights useful for both trial and appellate attorneys.


  • Criteria that support writ review
  • When writ review is provided by statute, is discretionary, or is unavailable
  • Differences between common law and statutory writs
  • Procedural requirements for writ petitions
  • The Court of Appeal’s decision options

Section Chair

Michael von Loewenfeldt, Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick

Event Code: G225309

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9/7/2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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