On September 25, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association will sponsor a program offering insight on how to successfully practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The all-day seminar will feature judges from the Seventh Circuit - including Chief Judge Diane P. Wood and Judges William J. Bauer, Richard A. Posner, Frank H. Easterbrook, and Michael S. Kanne - as well as appellate practitioners who regularly appear before the court. The program will offer presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics related to appellate practice and procedure, including electronic case filing, motions practice at the Seventh Circuit, and the importance of standards of review, among others.
Of note, ALA President Michael A. Scodro, former Illinois Solicitor General and currently of Jenner & Block, will speak on legal writing. Current Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro will interview Judge Posner; and ALA member Mary Welsh, also of the Illinois Attorney General's office, will speak on the responsibilities of counsel when an adversary appears pro se.
The ALA encourages its members to attend the seminar, which will take place at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. For more information and to register, please click here.