This past summer provided a great opportunity for CAL to offer programming for our members while they awaited the annual AJEI Summit in November.
In June, CAL hosted another installment of its Virtual Roundtable. The Virtual Roundtables are not webinars in the typical sense but rather virtual gab sessions where attorneys can compare notes, share best practices, and get peer advice on practice issues.
The June Roundtable was called “Dealing With a Broken Record.” This provided an opportunity to talk about experiences turning a terrible trial court record into a presentable record on appeal. Issues included dealing with sealed or partially sealed records, records with missing items, documents that have been refiled or “corrected” multiple times, and excessive and repetitive records.
Also in June, CAL presented another installment of its “Riding the Circuits” series, this time focusing on the Third Circuit. The panelists were Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Chief Judge of the Third Circuit, Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo, Judge of the Third Circuit, and Ilana H. Eisenberg, the Co-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Practice at DLA Piper. Karl S. Myers, the Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Stevens & Lee, moderated. Topics included the Third Circuit-specific best practices for writing appellate briefs, presenting oral argument, filing motions and Fed. R. App. P. 28(j) letters, and mediation.