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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Conference. Calling all appellate attorneys. I've just been advised that the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar will be held on February 28-29, 2008 in Orlando Florida. The program includes:

An assessment of the Roberts Court by Supreme Court practitioner Patricia Ann Millett and law professor David Stras.

A panel discussion giving the "view from the other side of the bench" by appellate judges Theodore McKee (3d Cir.), Diane Sykes (7th Cir.) and Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal (S.C. Sup. Ct.)

"The Beautiful Brief -- Persuasion Through Appearances" by Professor Ruth Anne Robbins, author of Painting with Print

A panel discussion by three in-house lawyers about the contributions that appellate lawyers give to the trial team

"Judicial Use of Legal Reasoning -- Theory Versus Practice" by Professor Emily L. Sherwin

"The Impact of the Internet in Briefs and Judicial Opinions" by Professor Coleen M. Barger

"How to Bring a Cold Paper Record to Life" by Dahlia Lithwick, giving a journalist's perspective on how to convert a box of paper into a compelling story

"The Unwritten Rules of Appellate Procedure" by appellate attorney Luther Mumford

A presentation on arbitration appeals by Aaron S. Bayer

A presentation on ethical issues in appellate advocacy by Douglas R. Richmond of Aon Corp.

For more info, check out the DRI (it stands for Defendse Research Institute) website.

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