Sunday, March 21, 2021
Here's a secret for those of you who teach or practice appellate advocacy.
The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has a committee on Appellate Advocacy. I've been a member of it for several years. At most meetings, I'm often the only law professor attending. I am privy to top-rate advice on appellate advocacy shared in a group of friendly appellate experts. These meetings are less than an hour and easy to attend. At each meeting I learn something from these appellate practitioners that I can use when I teach appellate advocacy.
If you're a professor at a U.S. law school you're probably already a member of the ABA from the group membership at your school. And you might already even be a member of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. If you're not, that's easy enough to fix. And then it's an easy thing to add your name to the Appellate Advocacy Committee. The return on my small investment of time has been great.
Of course the committee is open to lawyers who aren't law professors, so please feel free to search out and join the committee.
Mark E. Wojcik (mew)