Like any human institution, the legal system has its faults, but it has within it the means to diminish or eliminate its own weaknesses. A major means of correcting mistakes in the system lies in the appellate process, which provides the opportunity to litigants to challenge the propriety of the results of trial. Ambrose Bierce, in his Devil’s Dictionary, defined appeal as “in law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.” This is not quite true; the appellate process aims at rectifying serious mistakes made in the course of trial. The appellate courts are there to ensure that the rules of the game are enforced.
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Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 10:15am PST
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