Our Council of Appellate Lawyers committees have been busy since my last column! On October 5, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, our State Chairs Committee broadcasted the second webinar in our “Traps for Appellate Out-of-Towners” series. This 90-minute “Mountain” edition provided off-the-books tips and insider know-how from practitioners in Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. In addition to the practical knowledge of the experienced panel, the discussion built on the results of the Committee’s comprehensive state-and-territories survey of local appellate practice. Many thanks to the TIPS Appellate Advocacy Committee for co-sponsoring this production, and to Judicial Division sponsor Thomson Reuters for their assistance. As usual, the webinar recording will be available to stream in just a few short days through a link on CAL’s website.
We also hope to see you at the Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Washington, D.C., November 2 to 5, 2023. Speakers include the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States), the Honorable Elizabeth Prelogar (Solicitor General of the United States), and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (U.C. Berkeley School of Law). In addition, the panel presentations promise to provide information you can use in your everyday practice, insights about cutting-edge issues, and inspiration to remind you why you love being an appellate lawyer! The program topics are available online, and registration is open. CAL members receive the Judicial Division’s $25 discount, which can be redeemed during registration using the code JDMember. Varying numbers of registrations and event tickets also are included in the four sponsorship levels if you or your firm has interest in contributing as a sponsor.