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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT ORDER

The court published proposed amendments to 5TH CIRCUIT RULE 35.5 for public comment pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071. The period for comment has expired. After considering the comments presented, the court hereby adopts the proposed change. The approved Amendment to 5TH CIRCUIT RULE 35.5 follows: 35.5 Length. See FED.R.APP.P. 35(b)(2). The statement required by…

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Notice of Proposed Amendment to 5TH CIR. R. 35.5

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, we give notice the court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 35.5 as shown below. Proposed changes are identified with redline text. We will accept written comments for consideration on the proposed change through March 9, 2018. You may write to: Clerk of Court U.S. Court of Appeals for…

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Pro Bono Program

Panel membership Attorneys wishing to join the Pro Bono Panel should submit to the Circuit Mediation and Judicial Support Office (“CMJS Office”) a cover letter (including statement of types of cases, if any, that counsel prefers or does not prefer), resumé, writing sample (appellate brief or brief of substantive motion), and statement of good standing…

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Fair Labor Lawyer by Marlene Trestman

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and the Supreme Court Historical Society, Marlene Trestman wrote Fair Labor Lawyer for a general audience to recount Bessie Margolin’s fascinating and improbable journey from her childhood in New Orleans’s Jewish orphanage to her 24 arguments at the Supreme Court where she protected the wage…

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