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Friday, July 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Live ONLINE Replay – Highly Rated Seminar – Reduced Tuition!
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Watch highlights from the premier appellate conference of the year! This replay will showcase a day of outstanding education and real-world practice advice from esteemed Minnesota jurists and top appellate experts!
Originally presented February 26, 2021.
Welcome and Introduction (10 MINUTES)
– Monte A. Mills, MSBA Appellate Practice Section Chair
– Erica A. Holzer, Course Chair
A Message from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (30 MINUTES)
– Chief Judge Lavenski R. Smith
…And the Minnesota Supreme Court
– Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea
… And the Minnesota Court of Appeals
– Chief Judge Susan Segal
Practicing in the U.S. Supreme Court in Turbulent and Changing Times (60 MINUTES)
Seasoned Supreme Court and appellate practitioners will discuss Supreme Court practice in the October 2020 Term. The conversation will cover a range of topics, including advocacy before the Court in the era of COVID-19, the legacy of Justice Ginsburg, the shifting dynamics on the Court following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and practical tips on building and maintaining a national Supreme Court and appellate practice.
– Kelsi Brown Corkran & Deepak Gupta
– Elizabeth G. Bentley (moderator)
Visual Elements and Advocacy in Appellate Briefing (60 MINUTES)
The world of communication has changed. Outside the legal system, visual elements (think videos, still images, charts, and graphs) play a central role in communicating information. But many appellate briefs still use only words. This pathbreaking panel will introduce the world of visual advocacy to appellate lawyers and share key insights into appellate judges’ openness to and analysis of visual elements in briefs.
– Margaret Hagan & Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
– Aaron D. Van Oort (moderator)
Two Roads Diverging in the Woods: Judicial Perspectives on the Process of Statutory Interpretation (60 MINUTES)
Join Eighth Circuit Judge David Stras and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen for a point/counterpoint discussion about the process of statutory interpretation. Gain valuable insights into the different perspectives and approaches judges take in addressing the challenges presented by the process of statutory interpretation.
– Judge David R. Stras & Justice Paul C. Thissen
Elimination of Bias: Who’s Arguing Appeals? (60 MINUTES)
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Appellate courts play a critical role in deciding what the law means and their decisions affect many areas of daily life. Yet, appellate courts and the practitioners that appear before them often do not reflect the broader community that bears the impact of those decisions. This panel will unpack disparities in who is arguing cases in the courts of appeals, with a focus on gender, race, and practice area, and offer insight into steps the appellate bar can take to address those disparities and build a more diverse appellate system.
– Justice Natalie E. Hudson, Juvaria Khan & Liz Kramer
– Katherine S. Barrett Wiik (moderator)
Effective Use of Authority in Appeals (60 MINUTES)
A lively and practical discussion with judges from three different appellate courts on how to use caselaw, statutes, secondary sources, and other authorities to make your appellate arguments more persuasive, and how to present those authorities in a manner that is most effective and helpful to the court.
– Judge Jane Kelly, Justice G. Barry Anderson & Judge Matthew E. Johnson
– Erica A. Holzer (moderator)
Criminal Law: Caselaw Updates and Practitioner Pointers (60 MINUTES)
Learn about recent criminal cases from the Minnesota appellate courts and hear tips on how to apply those opinions in your practice.
– Amy R. Lawler & Jonathan P. Schmidt
A Fireside Chat with Judge Jane Kelly (30 MINUTES)
Hear reflections on appeals and get to know Judge Kelly during the traditional Fireside Chat. (No crackling fire this year – maybe next year!)
– Judge Jane Kelly
– Jenna Yauch-Erickson (moderator)
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 7.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 7.0 credits.
Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 7.0 civil trial specialist credits.