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  • 02 Nov 2020 9:31 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Check out the Fall 2020 Newsletter, which features a tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tips from the clerk, a review of Eighth Circuit cases at SCOTUS, and more!

  • 14 Sep 2020 12:40 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Minnesota CLE and the Eighth Circuit Bar Association are excited to present a series of 5 all-new webcasts designed to serve as a companion to Minnesota CLE’s Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual. During the month of October, join 17 of the Manual’s esteemed editors and authors as they discuss important recent developments in Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice. You will also receive complimentary access to the electronic version of the Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.  Do not miss this incredible value!  For more information and to register for this webcast series, please go to the Minnesota CLE website. 

  • 14 Sep 2020 10:23 AM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    The Summer 2020 Edition of the Newsletter is out! This issue contains an interview with Judge Jonathan Kobes; an article by Professor Kristi Andersen, author of After Suffrage: Women in Partisan and Electoral Politics Before the New Deal; and news about an exciting webcast series on Eighth Circuit practice sponsored by Minnesota CLE and the Eighth Circuit Bar Association.

  • 08 Apr 2020 1:49 PM | Benjamin Wilson

    The Eighth Circuit Bar Association is pleased to release our Spring 2020 Newsletter (available here). Feature articles include:

    Review of the Eighth Circuit During the Supreme Court’s 2018 Term 
    - Timothy J. Droske

    Minneapolis Federal Courthouse Named in Honor of Judge Diana E. Murphy, and October 16, 2019, Declared “Diana E. Murphy Day” in the State of Minnesota
    - Kyle Wislocky

    Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Seek to Overturn Eighth Circuit Case Law
    - Benjamin Wilson

    When the Phone Becomes the Podium: Five Tips for Handling An Eighth Circuit Argument During A Pandemic
    - Qian Julie Wang and Ryan Marth

    We hope you enjoy the issue! 

  • 18 Feb 2020 9:54 AM | Landon Magnusson (Administrator)

    The  Eighth Circuit Bar Association is co-sponsoring a CLE with the Federal Bar Association and The Federalist Society on February 27, 2020 in the en banc courtroom at the Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, MO. A flyer with information on the CLE will be sent out shortly.

  • 11 Mar 2019 12:14 PM | Landon Magnusson (Administrator)

    The Pulaski County Bar Foundation is excited to host to the 2019 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium. Featured panelists include a distinguished group of speakers, including Eighth Circuit Chief Judge Lavenski Smith, Judge Duane Benton, and Judge Ralph Erickson. Other panelists will include judges from sister federal circuits, state court appellate judges, and a former state solicitor general. The panelists will discuss recent appellate developments, as well as issues related to appellate practice.

    The Symposium takes place from March 28th – March 29th, 2019, at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The panels will be located in the school’s E.J. Ball Courtroom. For registration information and a detailed schedule of events, please go here. This two-day event has been approved for 12 CLE hours (including 1 Ethics hour). Registration funds will endow scholarships to law students in Arkansas, as well as encourage the training and education of appellate advocacy.

  • 28 Jan 2019 2:22 PM | Landon Magnusson (Administrator)

    This is a unique program done in conjunction with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee. For the first time, a panel of Eighth Circuit judges takes a break from the twice-yearly docket in Kansas City and participates in a CLE program about appellate advocacy, legal writing, oral argument, their Court’s internal operating procedures, and similar topics.

    The panel is also unique as each of the three judges (Smith, Benton, and Stras) previously sat on the Supreme Courts for their respective states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Minnesota. The panel will note the differences in federal and state appeals, specifically the differences in state and federal rules, and standards of review. Judge Stras clerked for Justice Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, which enables him to provide insights into its practice. In sum, the program will cover many points that will enable attorneys to maximize their effectiveness.

    DATE: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    TIME: 3 p.m. (check-in) - 4:05 p.m. (with networking reception to follow)
    COST: Free for 8th Circuit Bar Association Members
    PRE-REGISTER AT kcmba.org or here.
    CLE credit will be offered for Missouri and Kansas. 

  • 28 Jan 2019 2:14 PM | Landon Magnusson (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, The Honorable Jane L. Kelly, Eighth Circuit Judge, will host a lunch and present on the topic: "A Conversation on Federal Appellate Advocacy," from 1 - 2 p.m. CST.

    The event will be held at the St. Paul Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room. The address is 316 North Robert Street, 1st Floor, St. Paul MN 55101.

    This event is put on and hosted by the New Lawyers Committee of the Federal Bar Association's Minnesota Chapter.

  • 18 Dec 2018 2:30 PM | Benjamin Wilson

    The Eighth Circuit Bar Association is pleased to release our Winter 2018 Newsletter (available here). Feature articles include:

    A Clerk’s Tribute to Eighth Circuit Judge Diana E. Murphy
    - Beth Forsythe

    A Limerick for Judge Diana Murphy
    - Jeffrey Justman

    Judicial Conference Notes: Competing Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation
    - Heidi Doerhoff Vollet

    Portrait Unveiling for Judge Roger L. Wollman
    - Neal F. Perryman and Michael L. Jente

    Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice 
    - Reviewed by Lacy Rakestraw

    The Richard S. Arnold Awards for Distinguished Service
    - Eighth Circuit Bar Association

    Review of the Eighth Circuit During the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term 
    - Timothy J. Droske

    We hope you enjoy the issue! 

  • 08 Apr 2018 9:54 AM | Benjamin Wilson

    The Eighth Circuit Bar Association's Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available! Members can download it from our website here (see March 2018). 

    Feature articles in this issue include:

    • President’s Note – John M. Baker
    • Judge Ralph Erickson Encourages Lawyers to Be Brief, Clear in Their Advocacy – Ryan W. Marth
    • Judge Robert Van Pelt Is Remembered as His Grandson Is Married in the Courtroom Where the Judge Once Presided – Judge Richard Kopf
    • On the (Cleaned up) Wave – Kelvin D. Collado
    • The Honorable Roger L. Wollman Announces He Will Take Senior Status – Melissa C. Hinton
    • Update on the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference
    • Announcements

    We hope you enjoy these great articles. 

    Comments and suggestions for future articles are always welcome. Please send them to Benjamin Wilson at bjw@heplerbroom.com



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