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2021 APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR
Sponsored by the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Southern University Law Center, Tulane University Law School

Program Chair: Allison Jones

CONFERENCE CENTRE ON 11

601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

 10 hours of CLE including one Professionalism and one Ethics
Cost – 200.00 (Government attorneys please contact mary@baffc.org for discount code)

 Monday, October 4

8:45 – 9:10am- Registration

9:15 am – Opening Remarks – Macey Reasoner Stokes, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

9:30 – 11:30 – Writing Workshop
Marlene Krousel, Professor, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Heidi Thompson, Professor,  Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 pm – The Clerk’s Office –
Lyle Cayce, Clerk of Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

2:00 – 3:00 – Attorney’s Perspective – Practical Tips for Arguing at the Appellate Level
David Coale, Lynn Pinker Cox, Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP, Dallas, TX
Moderator – Allison Jones, Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, Shreveport, LA

BREAK 3:00 – 3:15 pm

3:15 – 4:15 pm  – Professionalism
Lynn Luker, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC 

Tuesday, October 5

Conference Centre on 11
601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA  70130

9:30 – 11:30 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

LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 pm A Glimpse Behind the Curtain : Judges discuss the inner workings of how an appeal gets processed – from oral argument to mandate.
Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Hon. Kurt Engelhardt, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Moderator:  Allison Jones, Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, Shreveport, LA

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Current Issues in Criminal LawWhat’s Hot and What’s Not
Judy Madewell, First Assistant Public Defender, San Antonio, TX
Joseph H. Gay, Assistant US Attorney, San Antonio, TX
Moderator: Cynthia Orr – Goldstein & Orr, San Antonio, TX

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2:00 – 3:00 pm –FLSA and other Civil issues.
Hon. Jennifer Elrod, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Lawrence D. Smith, Ogletree Deakins, San Antonio, TX
Moderator:  Walter Woodruff, Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Metairie, LA

Break 3:00 – 3:15

 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Ethics
Professor Dane Ciolino, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, LA
Clare S. Roubion, Louisiana Legal Ethics, LLC, New Orleans, LA

 

Dismissal – Thomas Flanagan – President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.

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