We want to announce some upcoming continuing education opportunities of interest to Appellate Practitioners. 

The Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section will have its monthly noon CLE on Thursday, November 20, 2008.  The keynote speaker is David Horan of Jones Day who will speak about Federal Interlocutory appeals.  Casey Kaplan of the K&L Gates firm will be the introductory speaker.  The meeting will occur at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas.

The Collin County Bar Association will meet at noon on Friday, November 21, 2008.  The speaker will be Greg Lensing, Staff Attorney for the Dallas Court of Appeals, who will speak on Special Appearances and Personal Jurisdiction in Texas.  The meeting will be held at Ralph & Kacoo’s on Central Expressway in Allen, Texas.

Other upcoming seminars for Appellate Practitioners are listed below:

The University of Texas School of Law has scheduled its annual symposium on January 22-23, 2009, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law.  This year’s symposium is entitled “The Rise of Appellate Litigators and State Solicitors General,” and is scheduled to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Office of Texas Solicitor General. 

The first day of the symposium will focus on appellate litigators in the private bar, and panel topics tentatively include "The Rise of the Appellate Litigator" and "Appellate Litigation from the Client’s Perspective." The second day of the symposium will focus on state solicitors general and tentatively includes panel discussions on "State Solicitors General & the United States: A View from Washington," "Representing the States in the United States Supreme Court," and "The Impact of State Solicitors General on Appellate Litigation: A View from the Bench." Admission is free, but we are offering CLE credit for a fee of $150.00.  For more information, about the symposium, click on this link

The American Bar Association Appellate Practice Institute is hosting a national appellate practice workshop on May 29-31, 2009, at Northwestern Law School in Chicago.  Further information may be found at this link.