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Loyola University New Orleans co-sponsors Fifth Circuit Appellate Practice and Advocacy Seminar

Loyola press release - January 24, 2002

(New Orleans)There's a conference coming to New Orleans that will offer attorneys, brief specialists and other legal professionals the rare opportunity to experience the inner workings of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The 17th annual Fifth Circuit Appellate Practice and Advocacy Seminar will be held Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8 at Le Meridien Hotel, 614 Canal St. The cost of registration is $450, $400 for government employees.

At the conference, lawyers will be allowed to argue real cases before members of the Fifth Circuit Court faculty. This is significant because the Fifth Circuit Court has jurisdiction over appellate cases in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. This level of training is remarkable.

Attendees also will have the chance to listen to and speak with Ted Olson, the U.S. Solicitor General and Seth Waxman, former Solicitor General for the United States. Olson will lead a seminar titled High Profile Appeals: Lessons Learned. Other seminars include Maximizing Technology in Appellate Practice, Ethical Consideration in Written and Oral Appellate Advocacy, Supreme Court Practice, and Appellate/Civil Procedure Rules and Traps Update.

The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit and Loyola's Institute for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the conference. For additional information, call CLE Director Lana Corll at 861-5574.