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2022 APPELLATE ADVOCACY SEMINAR
Sponsored by the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Mississippi College School of Law, University of Mississippi Law Center

CONFERENCE CENTRE ON 11

601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR

NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

10 hours of CLE including one Professionalism and one Ethics (applied for)
300.00/200.00 (government rate)

 

Monday, October 3, 2022

8:45 – 9:10am- Registration

9:15 am – Opening Remarks – Thomas Flanagan, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

9:30 – 11:30 – Writing Workshop- “Trailers, Transitions, and Tracking: How Screenwriting Techniques Can Enhance Lawyers’ Storytelling”
Mary Largent Purvis, Mississippi College School of Law, Director of  Legal Analysis and Communication
Chandra Lee, Mississippi College School of Law, Legal Analysis and Communication Instructor
Heather Hall, Mississippi College School of Law, Legal Analysis and Communication Instructor

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 – Legal Writing: A Judge’s Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word
Hon. Robert Bacharach, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Oklahoma City, OK
Moderator:  Marcy Greer, Alexander Dubose Jefferson and Townsend, Austin, TX

BREAK 3:00 – 3:15 pm

3:15 – 4:15 pm  – Professionalism – “How Implicit Biases Erode Ethical Judgment.”
Kate Margolis, Bradley, Jackson, MS

 

Tuesday October 4, 2022

9:00 – 11:30 – Observe Oral Argument – John Minor Wisdom Building

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9:30 – 11:30 am – Supreme Court Panel – Current Issues Before the Court

Tim Crooks, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX
Aaron Streett, Baker Botts, Houston, TX
Jeffery Green, Sidley Austin, LLC, Washington, DC

LUNCH IN THE GREAT HALL

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Current Issues in Criminal Law.
Hon. Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana
Hon. Richard B. Farrar, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas
Moderator:  Samantha Kuhn, Federal Defender’s Office, New Orleans, LA

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1:00 – 2:00 pm – Current Issues in Civil Law.
Moderator – Allison Jones, Downer, Jones Marino & Wilhite, Shreveport, LA
Martin Stern, Adams and Reese, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Michael Bentley, Bradley, Jackson, MS

2:00 – 3:00pm A Glimpse Behind the Curtain : Judges discuss the inner workings of how an appeal gets processed – from oral argument to mandate.

Hon. Stephen A. Higginson, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, LA
Hon. James C. Ho, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Dallas, TX
Hon. Cory T. Wilson, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Jackson, MS

Break 3:00 – 3:15

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Ethics – “Regulatory Reform in the Delivery of Legal Services.”
Ben Cooper, Senior Associate Dean, University of Mississippi School of Law

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

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