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LC News and Updates

U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admissions Program

October 7, 2019, Washington, D.C. - Join the Lawyers Conference for their 5th Annual Supreme Court Admissions Program. This small group will be sworn in to practice to the bar of the Supreme Court on the First Monday in October and will have reserved seats during the ceremony and oral arguments, among other planned events that day.

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Hon. Mark Martin to Receive 2019 Yegge Award

Hon. Mark Martin, Dean of Regent University School of Law and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, will receive the 2019 Robert B. Yegge Award. This award is given annually to individuals who best emulate Dean Yegge's many outstanding contributions in the field of judicial administration. The 2019 Yegge Award will be presented during the JD Awards Luncheon at the Annual Meeting. Tickets are available for purchase online through the Annual Meeting registration process.

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Special Master Case Studies by Dr. Barbara Meierhoefer

These case studies describe in detail how special masters were used in the pretrial phase of three complex cases, one involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets in the Superior Court of Georgia and two health insurance merger cases in Federal district court in the District of Columbia. Each case study presents practical information about the process, and describes the advantages and disadvantages of involving a special master from the perspectives of the judges and attorneys. The report is a product of the Lawyers Conference Committee on Special Masters, which hopes to add similar studies to promote the appropriate use of special masters. If you have a case that would make a good addition, please contact Committee Chair, Merril Hirsh at

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Hon. Angel Kelley accepts Burnham "Hod" Greeley Award

Watch Judge Kelley’s remarks as she accepts the 2019 “Hod” Greeley Award at the ABA Judicial Division’s 2019 Midyear Meeting.


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