Thursday, June 24, 2010

Join a Nationwide Appellate Bar

The only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country, the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers, invites you to join.

As CAL executive committee member and Horvitz & Levy partner Brad Pauley explains:

"CAL offers a unique opportunity to meet and learn from federal and state appellate judges and practitioners. In partnership with the AJC and the Appellate Judges Education Institute, CAL presents an annual four-day educational summit focused exclusively on appellate practice and substantive issues of interest to appellate practitioners. Through its educational sessions and multiple social events, the annual summit allows for a direct exchange of ideas and information between the appellate bench and bar. Past speakers at CAL’s summits have included retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Circuit Judge Diane Wood, former Solicitor General Ken Starr and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, as well as numerous other appellate judges and notable appellate practitioners. CAL also presents programs at the ABA’s mid-year and annual meetings.

"CAL members enjoy a subscription to The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, the chance to join podcasts and webinars for CLE credit at reduced rates for members, and subscriptions to several ABA publications, including The Judges Journal, a quarterly publication containing articles on issues affecting the judiciary."