Desperately searching for COVID-safe CLE hours? The North Carolina Court of Appeals is offering appellate continuing legal education courses until the end of February 2021. According to the Court’s press release, the on-demand video courses are available for free to licensed North Carolina attorneys seeking CLE credit, North Carolina paralegals seeking CPE credit, and the general public. The courses are divided into six one-hour videos that cover various topics including emerging appellate issues, appellate practice and procedure, ethics, and technology. … Continue Reading
The Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association is planning its annual CLE for June 2021. The Section’s CLE committee is currently assembling the program for the CLE. In the interest of making the program as relevant and actionable as possible for members of the Section and the bar, the committee invites your input on potential topics and speakers. … Continue Reading
It’s fall, and you know what that means. Football! Oops, I mean, The Annual NCBA Appellate Section CLE!
There are lots of ways to get plugged in to the appellate community this week:
Appellate Social. Bench and bar alike are invited to mingle at Raleigh Times from 5pm to 7pm tomorrow, Thursday, September 27. Share your favorite functus officio story over a cold beverage; make new friends and reconnect with old; and generally have a lovely time. … Continue Reading
Yesterday, the NC Administrative Office of the Courts hosted its inaugural CLE program for the appellate division. Under the leadership of Grant Buckner, the Director of the Office of Central Staff, and Bryan Boyd, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, a full-day CLE was offered, including remarks by Chief Justice Mark Martin and Chief Judge Linda McGee.
The schedule included a presentation on the genius of the common law, by Professor John Orth; a Supreme Court retrospective and forecast, by Solicitor General Matt Sawchak; fascinating insights into the philosophy and social science of statutory interpretation, by Duke Law Professor Margaret Lemos; and a deep dive into professionalism in the digital and social-media age, by Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. … Continue Reading
Are you interested in honing your appellate practice skills? Want to hear about some of the resources that are available to help you research and write more effectively? Still need some CLE credit this year?
The Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association is hosting its CLE and annual meeting on Friday, September 30th at the Bar Center in Cary. … Continue Reading
Many thanks to Judges Diaz, Gale, and Ridgeway and to all who attended for making last week’s Federal Bar Association CLE a great success. I’m posting the written materials here for future reference. More details on the CLE from my original post can be found below.
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In North Carolina, parties with business disputes may have the choice among as many as four “forums” in which to bring their case: state superior court; superior court with a Rule 2.1 designated judge; business court; and federal court.… Continue Reading
In North Carolina, parties with business disputes may have the choice among as many as four “forums” in which to bring their case: state superior court; superior court with a Rule 2.1 designated judge; business court; and federal court.
This initial decision can have important consequences for the life cycle and strategy of the case. The differences in the ways those cases are appealed are particularly fascinating. … Continue Reading
Anyone else tired of the cold? Come join me and other appellate practitioners from across the country in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona from February 10 through 12 at the “somewhat annual” DRI Appellate Advocacy conference.
Our appellate team has been attending the conference for many years. The CLE offerings are uniformly stellar, and the appellate community that attends is welcoming. This year, judges from the First, Fifth, and Sixth circuits will speak, as well as Justices from Arizona’s and Michigan’s highest courts.… Continue Reading
Chief Judge William Traxler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will be speaking on June 25, 2015 at a lunchtime CLE at the 18 Seaboard restaurant in Raleigh. The event is co-sponsored by the Eastern District of North Carolina chapter of the Federal Bar Association and by my firm’s appellate practice group. I anticipate that the event will sell out, considering that about half of the 60 seats have already been claimed and the CLE is still a month away. … Continue Reading