2015 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, October 05, 2015
2015 Appellate Advocacy Seminar
Monday, October 05, 2015 8:45 AM -
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Pan Am Conference Center
504-586-8185
601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

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2015 APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR
SPONSORED BY THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Program Chair:  Rosemary Snider
Applied for 9.75 hours of CLE - Cost:  $100

October 5 and 6, 2015

PAN AM CONFERENCE CENTER
601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR
NEW ORLEANS, LA  70130

Monday, October  5, 2015

8:45 – 9:10am-  Registration

9:15 am – Opening Remarks  - Rosemary Snider, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

9:30 – 11:45 – Writing Workshop.   Writing the Persuasive Brief:  Over 70% of the cases in the Fifth Circuit are decided on the briefs alone. Learn the principles of persuasive writing and practice those principles with exercises.

Aviva Orenstein, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow
Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  (15 minute Break at 10:30).

 LUNCH

1:00 –1:30 pm - The  Appellate Mediation Program and The Internal Review and Screening Process for Civil and Criminal Cases. 
Vikram Chandhok
, Conference Attorney, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Mike Schneider, Senior Staff Attorney, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

1:30 – 2:00 pm – The Clerk’s Office
Thomas Plunkett
, Deputy Clerk of Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

2:00 – 3:00  pm  Professionalism  -  Law Practice Management Tip
Honorable Karen Wells Roby

United States Magistrate Judge
Eastern District of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lynda C. Shely
The Shely Firm, PC
Scottsdale, AZ

Tom Rowe
OTB Consulting
Cary, North Carolina

3:00 – 4:00 pm  Ethics - The Ethics of Email Communications
Honorable Karen Wells Roby

United States Magistrate Judge
Eastern District of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Lynda C. Shely
The Shely Firm PC
Scotsdale, AZ
 
Tom Rowe
OTB Consulting
Cary, North Carolina

 

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

John Minor Wisdom Courthouse
 600 Camp Street, Room 206
 New Orleans, LA 70130

 9:00 – 11:45  Oral Argument Observation and Critique Observe regularly scheduled oral arguments.  Stay in the Courtroom to hear critiques of the arguments.
East Courtroom: Don Richard, Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard & DeShazo
En Banc Courtroom: Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Asst. Fed. Public Defender
West Courtroom: Deborah Pearce, Law Offices of Deborah Pearce

 11:45 Lunch in the Great Hall: Enjoy lunch in the historic Great Hall of the John Minor Wisdom Courthouse with Fifth Circuit Judges  and Court Executives, Case Managers, and Conference Attorneys.

12:55 Walk to Pan Am Center, 601 Poydras St., 11th Floor

 1:00 – 2:00 pm Nuts and Bolts of Oral Argument and Brief Writing : Judges Discuss Effective Oral Argument Practices  and Brief Writing.
Honorable  Jerry Smith, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Honorable  Priscilla Owen, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Honorable  Gregg Costa, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Moderator – Winston DeCuir, Jr.

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Current Issues in Criminal Law
Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Asst. Fed. Public Defender, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

OR

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Current Issues in Civil Law
Walter Woodruff
, Edward S. Bopp Law Firm, Editor of the BAFFC Daily Commentary
New Orleans, LA

Dismissal – Winston DeCuir, Jr. – President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.

 

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