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2017 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Monday, July 10, 2017


On October 2 and 3, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit with the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center,  will host the 2017 Annual Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans.  Cost is $150 for 10.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including an hour of Professionalism and an hour of Ethics.


Circuit Judges Eugene Davis, Edward C. Prado and Gregg J. Costa will give practical advice on effective oral argument and brief writing.   

Observe oral arguments and get practical advice on appellate practice from the Court and seasoned attorneys.  In addition to a two hour writing workshop, there will be updates on Criminal practice, Civil practice and current issues before the Supreme Court.  This seminar is an ideal introduction into federal appellate practice, with specifics about Fifth Circuit procedures.

To Register

Pro Bono Program

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Pro Bono Program assists the Court by facilitating the appointment of pro bono counsel to represent pro se litigants. Pro Bono Panel members will, at the Court’s invitation, be appointed in civil appeals that, for example, present issues of first impression, complex facts or legal questions, or potentially meritorious claims warranting further briefing and/or oral argument.

   Pro bono appointments are made by the Court, and are limited to proceedings before this Court. Although oral argument is not guaranteed, cases selected for the Program are likely to meet the Court’s criteria for granting oral argument.

Fair Labor Lawyer by Marlene Trestman

Monday, April 4, 2016

Fair Labor Lawyer by Marlene Trestman

Guidance on Citation to Record on Appeal

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Clerk of Court for the Fifth Circuit has offered guidance for citation to the record on appeal.  

Get More from Your Membership with BAFFC Social Media Updates

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Get more from your membership with BAFFC. Join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ to receive rapid updates. Connect with BAFFC today!

Register for Updates on Fifth Circuit Cases

Friday, November 22, 2013

Did you know you can register to receive notices in cases of interest in the Fifth Circuit?

Events

2017 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017 — New Orleans, LA

On October 2 and 3, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit with the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, will host the 2017 Annual Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans.  Cost is $150 for 10.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including an hour of Professionalism and an hour of Ethics.
Circuit Judges Eugene Davis, Edward C. Prado and Gregg J. Costa will give practical advice on effective oral argument and brief writing.   

Observe oral arguments and get practical advice on appellate practice from the Court and seasoned attorneys.  In addition to a two hour writing workshop, there will be updates on Criminal practice, Civil practice and current issues before the Supreme Court.  This seminar is an ideal introduction into federal appellate practice, with specifics about Fifth Circuit procedures.

Register Now

Materials for the 2016 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Sunday, July 30, 2017

Here are the materials for the 2016 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

2015 Appellate Advocacy Seminar Materials

Monday, September 21, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here are the Materials for the 2015 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

2015 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Monday, July 20, 2015 - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — New Orleans, LA

On October 5 and 6, 2015, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit will host our Annual Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans.  Cost is $100 for 9.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including both an hour of Professionalism and an hour of Ethics.  Attend a two hour writing workshop to hone your brief writing skills, observe oral arguements and get practice tips from seasoned attorneys and sitting judges.  This seminar is an ideal introduction into federal appellate practice, with specifics about Fifth Circuit procedures.  Register Now