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    A Lexicon is Not a Fortress -- Law & Linguistics [CC]

    1 PM EDT

    The panel will discuss the use and misuse of dictionaries in judicial opinions. It will offer guidance on how advocates and courts can use them better.

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    Since 1830, the United States Supreme Court has relied on dictionary definitions of words in the abstract to define what words mean in context. SCOTUS' use of the dictionary has exploded in recent years, and state appellate courts have followed suit. But what sort of guidelines are there for when, and how, to properly use a dictionary in appellate practice and appellate decisions? This panel, in an entertaining fashion, will address that dry issue, showing gaps in analysis, how some advocates and courts are using the dictionary well, but many are not. In doing so, this panel will provide helpful guidance for enhancing and improving how advocates and judicial officers look to the lexicon to work through thorny issues of textual application and interpretation.

    At the end of the program, attendees will:

    • Better understand the history, focus and approach of dictionaries and the types of dictionaries
    • Better understand the function of various types of dictionaries, including prescriptive vs. descriptive and general vs. subject matter dictionaries
    • Better understand the historical use of dictionaries by advocates and courts in interpreting text, including the United States Supreme Court
    • Have an appreciation for how dictionaries can and should be used in interpreting text, and how dictionaries should not be used in interpreting text
    • Have a structure, including specific steps, for using dictionaries in interpreting text, both as advocates and in court opinions

    Event Details

    Duration

    90

    Format

    Webinar

    Date

    Apr 05, 2024

    2024-04-05T13:00:00-04:00 2024-04-05T14:30:00-04:00 A Lexicon is Not a Fortress -- Law & Linguistics [CC]

    The panel will discuss the use and misuse of dictionaries in judicial opinions. It will offer guidance on how advocates and courts can use them better.

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    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 1.50 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 1.80 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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    Deaf/Hard of Hearing Attendees

    CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) service provides instant accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing by delivering the spoken word as a realtime stream of text. CART service for this program is firewall-friendly and works in almost any network environment with Internet access, and is compatible with all major web browsers.

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