6th Annual Appellate Practice Conference 2020
Enhancing appellate advocacy amidst new challenges
- Product Number: 2210079WBA
- Publication Date: 12/14/2020
- Length: 5 Hours CLE Credit Note
- Copyright: © 2020 MCLE, Inc.
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The premier yearly event for appellate practitioners, MCLE’s 6th Annual Appellate Practice Conference 2020 features a full-day, concentrated focus on the appellate process. An impressive panel of authorities from the bench and bar guide you through improving your oral argument preparation and performance and enlivening your briefs with visual aids. In addition to meeting the newest Justice of the SJC, other panels give you an expert overview of significant cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, shed light on the process and frequent appellate litigation that goes into determining which ballot initiatives appear on our ballot, and feature insights on life at the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court from Massachusetts’ only married couple composed of justices from each court.
This outstanding Conference is essential for both new and experienced appellate litigators to strengthen their skills, hear from the judiciary, learn from experts, and network with colleagues. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to become a more effective appellate lawyer.
As a virtual event, you can catch up on the latest issues and developments in appellate practice—all from the convenience of your home or office.
Agenda & Materials
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Welcome and IntroductioneLecture Add to CartElizabeth N. Dewar, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
Joseph F. Stanton, Esq., Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
9:40 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:45 am
What I Learned at the U.S. Supreme CourteLecture Add to CartOral Argument Tips and Tales from Massachusetts Attorneys' Arguments Before the Court, Moderated by an Attorney Who Recently Observed 30 Oral Arguments There and Has Some Telling Clips to ShareMark C. Fleming, Esq., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP , Boston
Anna Lumelsky, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hon. James R. Milkey, Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
Jennifer G. Miller, Esq., Hemenway & Barnes LLP , Boston
David J. Nathanson, Esq., Wood & Nathanson LLP , Boston
Randall E. Ravitz, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
Rosemary Curran Scapicchio, Esq., The Law Offices of Rosemary Curran Scapicchio , Boston
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Ballot Initiative BattleseLecture Add to CartA Window into the Article 48 Process and Expedited Litigation That Shapes Our Ballot and Our Laws, Including a Rundown of How Our 2020 Ballot Came to BeThomas O. Bean, Esq., Verrill Dana LLP , Boston
Hon. Scott L. Kafker, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
Juliana DeHaan Rice, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Optional ConversationStarting at 12:45pm, conference participants are invited to watch:
Courtside View: Two Justices Discuss Their Perspectives on Working at Massachusetts’ Appellate CourtseLecture Add to CartThis pre-recorded portion of the program will begin at 12:45pm. Attendance is not required to receive CLE credit for the conference. The CLE-required programming resumes at 1:30pm.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.