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2017 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Monday, July 10, 2017

 

 

 

 2017 APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR

SPONSORED BY THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT and LSU PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER

 

Program Chair: Allison Jones

10.25 hours of CLE - Cost: $150.00

October 2 and 3, 2017

PAN AM CONFERENCE CENTER

601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR

NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

 

Register – www.baffc.org

 

Monday, October 2

 

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.  LSU Professors will be teaching effective brief writing.

 

LUNCH

 

1:00 – 1:30 pm – The Clerk’s Office.  Lyle Cayce, Clerk of Court, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

1:30 –  2:00 pm  - Bonding for Appeals – Torrence Lewis, Attorney at Law, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2:00 - 3:00 – Current Issues in Criminal Law

Walter Woodruff, Edward S. Bopp Law Firm, Editor of the BAFFC Daily Commentary, New Orleans, LA

 

OR

 

2:00 – 3:00 – Current Issues in Commercial Law

David Coale, Lynn, Pinker, Cox, Hurst, Dallas, TX

 

BREAK 3:00 – 3:15 pm

 

3:15 – 4:15 – Professionalism - “Unpopular Causes, Unpopular Clients, and A Sense of Justice: A Lawyer’s Duty to the Rule of Law.”

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, October 3, 2017

John Minor Wisdom Courthouse

600 Camp Street, Room 206

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

9:00 – 11:15 Oral Argument Observation and Critique

Observe regularly scheduled oral arguments. Stay in the Courtroom to hear critiques of the arguments. After the arguments, attorneys will critique the arguments given in Court.

East Courtroom – Sidney K. Powell, Attorney at Law, Dallas, TX

En Banc Courtroom – Allison Jones, Downer, Jones, Marino and Wilhite, Shreveport, LA

 

OR

Pan Am Conference Center

601 Poydras St., 11th Floor

New Orleans, LA  70130

 

9:00 –  11:15 am – Supreme Court Panel – Current Issues Before the Court–

Tim Crooks, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX

Jeffery T. Green, Sidley, Austin, Washington, DC

Aaron Streett, Baker Botts, Houston, TX

 

 

11:30  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 Practice and Brief Writing.

Honorable Eugene Davis, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Edward C. Prado, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Gregg Costa, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

 

 

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

Derek T. Ho, Kellogg, Hansen, Washington, DC

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm  - Ethics.  How the Appellate Lawyer can navigate his/her appeals while maintaining professionalism. 

Jeffrey C. Brooks, Preis, PLC Director of Professional Practice, Baton Rouge, LA

 

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