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Successful Practice Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

                                                                    Friday, September 25, 2015
                                                                                           at

                                                                  The John Marshall Law School
                                                                      315 South Plymouth Court
                                                                                Chicago, Illinois

Agenda

 

 

7:45 am

Registration

 

8:25-8:30 am

Welcome

 

Hon. Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

John E. Corkery, Dean and Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School

 

8:30-9:00 am

Behind the Scenes at the Seventh Circuit

 

Donald J. Wall, Counsel to the Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

9:00-9:20 am

Electronic Case Filing in the Seventh Circuit

 

Jennifer A. Doerr, CM/ECF Manager, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

9:20-9:45 am

Motions Practice at the Seventh Circuit

 

Julie Lyons, Chief Motions Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

9:45-10:30 am

The Seventh Circuit Mediation Program

 

Jillisa Brittan, Circuit Mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

10:30-10:45 am

Break

 

10:45-11:30 am

Responsibilities of Counsel When Appellate Adversary Appears Pro Se

 

Michael K. Fridkin, Senior Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Mary Welsh, Assistant Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

 

Steven D. Schwinn, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Clinical Programs, The John Marshall Law School


11:30-12:15 pm

Hearing is Believing: Practical Tips on Oral Argument from Listening to (and Having Fun with) Audio Clips

 

Hon. Edmond E. Chang, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

 

 

12:15-1:30 pm

Lunch Program: “An Interview with Judge Posner

 

Hon. Richard A. Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Carolyn Shapiro, Solicitor General, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

 

1:30-2:15 pm

Good (Legal) Writing

 

Brian J. Murray, Partner, Jones Day

 

Michael Scodro, Partner, Jenner & Block

 

2:15-3:15 pm

Ethics and the Appellate Lawyer and Current Trends in Lawyer Regulation

James Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois

 

3:15-3:30 pm

Break

 

3:30-4:00 pm

Standards of Review and Their Importance

 

Hon. Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

4:00-5:15 pm

Judges’ Roundtable

 

Moderator: Hon. William J. Bauer, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Hon. Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

Hon. Michael S. Kanne, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 

5:15-6:15 pm

Reception

 

Cash bar and light hor d’oeuvres