Appellate training program notes
APPELLATE CLE OPPORTUNITIES
[Posted March 24, 2009] Attorneys looking for some appellate CLE training have gone hungry for a while, but breakfast is on the way. After a five-year hiatus, Virginia CLE will again offer its program on appellate practice. The live program will be Thursday, April 2 in Richmond; video replays will be available May 7 and 8 in several locations. The program offers six hours of CLE credit, including an hour of ethics, and features presentations by five appellate jurists and several experienced practitioners. This is the leading appellate CLE program in Virginia, and is really a must-attend for anyone looking to improve his or her skills in an appellate setting. If youre interested, here is a hyperlink to the Virginia CLE web site for the course.
In addition, Virginia CLEs Second Annual Advanced Business Litigation Institute will meet in Charlottesville April 2 and 3. On Friday morning, the program will include a 90-minute segment on Appealing the Complex Litigation Dispute. The entire institute offers 11 CLE credits, including an hour of ethics. Here is a hyperlink for that program.
The big enchilada of appellate training is the ABAs 14th Appellate Practice Institute, which will be held May 29-31 in Evanston, Illinois. If Virginia CLEs appellate program is the best in the state, the ABAs program is the best in the nation. Its 2 ½ days of intensive, hands-on training with practice arguments and immediate, direct feedback from appellate judges. I attended this program in the late 90s, and found it to be outstanding. This years faculty includes 26 state and federal appellate jurists and 15 experienced appellate lawyers. Here is a hyperlink to the brochure, but if you want to register, I think you need to hurry.
After deferring the offering of appellate symposia last year in favor of the 2008 Virginia Appellate Summit meeting in Richmond, the State Bars Appellate Practice Subcommittee will probably host two symposia this year. Ill post information about the exact program and the dates and locations when I get it.
Finally, the ABA will host the 2009 Appellate Summit in Orlando in November. Ill pass along word of those details when I get them.