The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 25th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 8-9, 2011 in Austin. Related events are the popular Civil Appellate Practice 101 course (formerly known as Appellate Boot Camp) on September 7 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 8, to be followed by a cocktail reception. A registration brochure is available here.
This has been one of my favorite CLEs since I started attending in the 1990s. I’m even more biased this year because, in addition to serving on the planning committee, I will be speaking on a topic important to any appellate lawyer: standards of review.
And to show that the folks putting on this program don’t take themselves too seriously, the Section is sponsoring a Twitter brief contest, the details of which are available through this link. Results will be announced at the seminar and via the Section’s Twitter feed, @TexAppOrg.
8/17/11 Update: @TexasBarCLE is promoting the course on Twitter and has created an event page on Facebook. Follow the hashtags #TBCLEappellate and #140brief for up-to-date information about the seminar and the Twitter brief contest.