If you’re looking for some quality appellate CLE in 2008, consider registering for the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, to be held February 28-29 in Orlando, Florida. The program includes the following speakers you may have heard of:
- Ruth Anne Robbins, who will present tips for formatting visually persuasive briefs.
- Dahlia Lithwick, who will give the audience of lawyers a journalist’s perspective on writing compelling factual statements and weaving them into arguments.
- Luther Munford, an appellate lawyer with Phelps Dunbar in Jackson, Mississippi, who will discuss means for winning an appeal that you won’t find written in the rules.
For those working for corporate clients (DRI’s membership), the faculty includes four in-house lawyers (from 3M, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., MetLife, and Aon Corp. respectively), three of whom will participate in a panel discussion about what they expect from their appellate counsel at trial. And for fellow AL&P blogger S. Cotus, there will be a presentation by a panel of three appellate judges who “will lend their perspectives regarding best practices and ‘dos and don'ts’ with respect to both written and oral arguments.”