Fort Lauderdale partner Amy Wessel Jones recently co-presented a CLE presentation entitled “Winning Your Appeal at Trial: Contemporaneous Objections” on behalf of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s Pro Bono Committee at the 2021 Florida Bar Winter Meeting.
During the CLE, Amy discussed best practices to avoid common trial pitfalls that can hamper a case once on appeal. Amy’s presentation covered topics such as the contemporaneous objection rule and preservation of error with respect to pretrial stipulations, motions for directed verdict, closing arguments, jury instructions, and juror misconduct.
Amy is board-certified in appellate law by the Florida Bar and is a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.
About Amy Wessel Jones
Amy Wessel Jones is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. She represents clients in a wide range of appellate and litigation matters involving commercial disputes, business torts, and real-property litigation. She also provides pre-trial and trial support to litigators, assisting in the development of legal arguments and ensuring that all steps necessary to preserve issues for appellate review are taken.