Two MCLE programs of interest to appellate lawyers are coming up in San Francisco this month:
- On November 9, 2012, the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present "The First District Appellate Symposium," a day-long program (9:00-4:30) at the Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue:
This unique full-day program is returning after a four-year hiatus. Justices from every Division of the First District Appellate Court of Appeal will address critical areas of practice, from nuts and bolts to recent developments such as the advent of e-filing. This program is a must for anyone practicing before the First District. The program features Associate Justice Carol Corrigan, California Supreme Court as the luncheon speaker.
- On November 28, 2012, the Impact Fund will present "Writing Effective Amicus Briefs," a lunchtime program (12:00-1:15 p.m.) at the State Bar offices on Howard Street:
In appeals raising important legal issues, an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief can make a difference. When done well, an amicus brief can alert a reviewing court to the broader implications of a case or bring a different perspective to the issues. This CLE program will provide a rare opportunity to hear from two respected jurists about effective amicus briefs.
The first event unfortunately conflicts with the CAOC Convention, but I'm planning to attend the second. For those attending the CAOC Convention, I will hope to see you on Saturday afternoon, when I will be presenting a panel segment on Brinker.