Appellate Practice

Kelly B. Becker
Committee Chair

A Discussion of Appellate Practice Pointers with Chief Judge McKay and Chief Judge Chehardy 

February 26, 2021
{1 hour CLE}

A discussion of appellate practice pointers with Chief Judge McKay and Chief Judge Chehardy. 

Chief Judge James F. McKay, III, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
Chief Judge Susan M. Chehardy, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division D

Kelly B. Becker, Liskow & Lewis
Leigh Ann Schell, Adams & Reese

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Live Zoom Webinar

1 hour of CLE credit, including Appellate Specialization Credit

NOBA member discount: $20.00
Non-member price: $40.00
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Blog Posts:

March 2021: United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Finds that Remand Orders Based Upon Abstention are Appealable

February 2019New U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Clarify the Courts' Authority to Compel Arbitration

March 2018Recent Fifth Circuit Interpretations of the Class Action Fairness Act

April 2016"Don't Be So Emotional"

Recent Events:

On November 6, 2020, NOBA’s Appellate Practice Committee presented the 2021 Roundtable Discussion with Law Clerks for Judges of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. The discussion included appellate procedural issues, some of which may be unique to federal court, as well as practical tips from a law clerk’s perspective for any attorney who is handling an appeal in the United States Fifth Circuit. This C:E is available as an On-Demand online CLE, click here to watch!

On May 27, 2020, Martin Stern and Curtis Pursell presented "How to Effectively Present an Appellate Oral Argument through Zoom." This CLE is available as an on-demand online CLE. Click here to watch!

On April 3, 2019, Kelly Becker, Kathryn Gonski and Katie Roth presented Louisiana Supreme Court: Civil Write Trends in the 2017-2018 Term CLE.

On February 1, 2019, several law clerks (including Jason Siu, Marianna Mao, Matthew Drecun, Suzanne Graffeo, Ace Factor, Laura Gravener, and Zack Jarrett) from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal engaged in a round-table discussion on the Do's and Dont's, practical insights and more for handling an appeal in the US Fifth Circuit.

On Wednesday, May 2nd, the committee held the CLE "Lunch and Learn Discussion with Justin Woods."