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Conference: Eighth Annual Defense Research Institute Appellate Advocacy Conference

On November 5, 2009 by Schnader

On November 5 and 6, Nancy Winkelman and Judge Timothy K. Lewis, co-chairs of Schnader’s Appellate Practice Group, participated in the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Appellate Advocacy Conference in La Jolla, California. Judge Lewis was a faculty member and presented on the subject of “The Uses and Benefits of Moot Courts.” Ms. Winkelman was Vice-Chair of the conference, and moderated a panel comprised of in-house counsel on the subject of “The Role of Appellate Counsel at Trial.”

This was the eighth Appellate Advocacy Seminar hosted by DRI, and featured a distinguished faculty of judges, professors and practitioners. In addition to the two sessions highlighted above, the faculty discussed practical points in writing, arguing and winning in appellate practice; ethical issues in appellate practice; how to build an appellate practice; the client’s views of the use of appellate specialists in litigation; and a reflection on the great appellate lawyer and President, Abraham Lincoln.  The conference was held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.