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Annual Conference

Online Registration for the 2019 Appellate Advocacy Seminar has ended.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Please contact Mary Douglass,

Materials for the 2019 Appellate Advocacy Seminar are available under the Resources tab.

El Paso Appellate Advocacy Seminar

On November 21, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit with the Federal Bar Association, the George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court, the El Paso Bar Association, the El Paso Women’s Bar Association, and the El Paso Young Lawyers will host a 3 hour CLE in El Paso including one hour of Ethics.

We are honored to have Circuit Judges Priscilla Owen, Jennifer Elrod and Catharina Haynes with District Judge Philip R. Martinez share their insights on how you can better prepare your brief and oral argument, as well as how your appeal gets processed.

There will be one hour of Ethics – Professor Ellen Podgor from Stetson University in Florida will be presenting a talk on the Mueller Report.

There will also be one hour with seasoned attorneys Mara Blatt, US Attorney’s Office in El Paso, Craig Haynes, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX and Macey Reasoner Stokes, Baker Botts, Houston, TX who will share their perspective on practice in the Fifth Circuit.

Seminar begins at 2:00 pm. Cost is 50.00 and includes a happy hour at the Stanton House at 5:15pm.

See program details and register.

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