On Friday, June 14, 2019, you have a chance to hear all about a U. S. Supreme Court case from those who were there.  And it’s free for all members of the NC Bar Association!  Here are the details:

In Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust v. North Carolina Department of Revenue, ___ N.C. ___, 814 S.E.2d 43 (2018), the Supreme Court of North Carolina considered whether defendant could tax plaintiff trust.  The majority said no, holding that the trust did not have sufficient minimum contacts with North Carolina to satisfy the state and federal constitutions.  Justice Ervin dissented.  The U.S. Supreme Court allowed certiorari and the case was argued April 16, 2019.  Matt Sawchak, former clerk to then-D.C. Circuit Judge Clarence Thomas, and Drew Erteschik, former clerk to N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin, appeared on behalf of defendant.

Now that Matt and Drew can check “Supreme Court appearance” off their bucket lists, these two board-certified specialists in appellate practice have agreed to discuss their experiences at an upcoming lunch-and-learn sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  The Section officers voted to open the presentation to all, with no admission fee.  Here’s the invitation link.

Matt and Drew are the Great Bolo and the Haystack Calhoun of SCOTUS practice (I’ll let them sort out which is which).  This promises to be a remarkable presentation.  Be there!

–Bob Edmunds