Firm’s Segal Institute Hosts Opening EventOn May 29, 2007 by Schnader in News
On May 29, 2007, The Bernard G. Segal Institute for Appellate Advocacy LLC, the Firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary that provides a full range of appellate consulting services to attorneys engaged in appellate litigation, marked its opening with a forum on judicial independence titled “What Price Justice?” The event was held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The program began with a mock argument about judicial independence in the context of campaign contributions to judicial candidates. The Honorable Phyllis W. Beck, The Honorable Henry E. Frye, The Honorable Miriam Shearing, The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr, and The Honorable William H. Webster served as the judges hearing the arguments of acting attorneys Neal R. Sonnett and George T. Patton, Jr. The lively argument was followed by a panel discussion, co-moderated by Seth S. Andersen of the American Judicature Society and Lynn A. Marks of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. The event was attended by a number of notable members of the legal community, including Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille.
News of the event was reported in The Legal Intelligencer‘s “People in the News” Section on June 4, 2007.