Justice Georges to Teach at “Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges” Program

Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges
October 30, 2023 to November 2, 2023
Washington, D.C.

This 3-1/2 day NJC course is designed to provide appellate judges with advanced training in a variety of practical and often encountered issues.

This course is designed to provide appellate judges with advanced topics in opinion writing, small group dynamics and collaborative decision-making, law clerk/staff management, how to get the most during oral argument, ethics as they pertain to appellate judges, and other topics of interest to the experienced appellate judge. In addition to structured, interactive presentations from faculty, participants will have several opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

It is anticipated that the curriculum will include such topics as:

  • opinion writing;
  • small group dynamics and collaborative decision-making;
  • how to get the most during oral argument;
  • civility and professionalism;
  • ethics issues pertinent to the appellate bench;
  • judicial deference to executive branch agency decisions;
  • trends in judicial security;
  • a re-examination of the death penalty 50 years after Furman v. Georgia;
  • standards of review and writs

NJC has assembled a stellar faculty for this event, including:

  • Hon. Maureen O’Connor, former Chief Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Hon. Laurie McKinnon, Montana Supreme Court
  • Hon. Dan Crothers, North Dakota Supreme Court
  • Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Services
  • Hon. Serge Georges, Jr., Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • Hon Robert J. Torres, Chief Justice of Guam
  • Hon. David Wecht, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Roy McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Toby J. Heytens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Course $1660
Conference Fee $439

To register, please visit: https://www.judges.org/courses/advanced-skills-for-appellate-judges/

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