2016 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, September 26, 2016
2016 Appellate Advocacy Seminar
Monday, September 26, 2016 8:45 AM -
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:00 PM (Central Time)

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

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 2016 APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR

SPONSORED BY THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT and BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL

 

Program Chair: Winston DeCuir

10.25 hours of CLE - Cost: $150.00

September 26 and 27, 2016

 

PAN AM CONFERENCE CENTER

601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR

NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

 

Register – www.baffc.org

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

 

8:45 – 9:10am- Registration

 

9:15 am – Opening Remarks – Winston DeCuir, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

 

9:30 – 11:45 – Writing Workshop. “Improving Your Appellate Brief (3 Tips to Make Each Part of Your Brief Memorable and Effective) – Professor Scott Fraley and Professor Greg White, Baylor University.  (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 and Mike Schneider, Staff Attorney, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

1:30 – 2:00 pm – The Clerk’s Office – Lyle Cayce, Clerk of Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

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

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm Professionalism – Mike Rubin, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, LA

 

JOIN US FOR A HAPPY HOUR AFTER THE PROGRAM AT PETE’S PUB, FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL, 444 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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 , New Orleans, LA; Sidney Powell, Attorney at Law, Dallas, TX

En Banc Courtroom: Robert Gibbs, Gibbs Travis, PLLC, Jackson, Mississippi; Allison Jones, Downer, Jones, Marino & White, Shreveport, LA

 

 

OR

 Pan Am Conference Center
601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA  70130

9:00 – 11:45  Supreme Court Practice Tips and Supreme Court Review/Preview

Professor David C. Frederick, Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC; Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Law School University of Texas, Austin, TX and

Aaron Streett, Chairman, Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice, Baker Botts, LLP

Moderator:   Tim Crooks, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX

 

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 Jennifer Elrod, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
 Honorable Catharina Haynes, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
 Honorable James Graves, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Moderator – Winston DeCuir, Jr.

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm  - The Attorney’s Perspective on Briefs and Oral Argument:

Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Asst. Fed. Public Defender, Houston, TX

 Allison Jones, Downer Jones, Wilhite, Shreveport, LA

Don M. Richard, Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard & DeShazo, New Orleans, LA

 

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm  - Ethics – Marianne Auld, Chair of Appellate Section, Kelly Hart, Fort Worth, TX

 

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



 

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