10th Circuit Appellate Advocacy Conference

Thursday, September 28 – Friday, September 29, 2017
Denver, Colorado

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 Thursday, September 28, 1:00 – 6:30 PM

The View From the Court
Byron White United States Courthouse 
1823 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202

Welcome Remarks

1:00-2:00  Inside the Court: Appellate Procedure and Case Review 
Betsy Shumaker, Clerk of the Court 
Niki Heller, Senior Staff Attorney

2:10-3:20  A Conversation With the Court
Judges of the Tenth Circuit, led by The HonorableTimothyM. Tymkovich, Chief Judge (questions from attendees, moderated by one of the Circuit’s Federal Public Defenders)

3:30-5:00 Historical Tour of the Byron White United States Courthouse 
The Honorable Bobby R. Baldock, Senior Judge, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Please join us for a reception sponsored by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday from 5:00-6:30 (Byron White, 2nd Floor)

Friday, September 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

A Day of Skill Building – taught by Federal Public Defender appellate experts
The Ralph L. Carr Building,
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 Room 1E 

8:30  Registration and Welcome 
Federal Defenders 

9:00-10:00 Getting inthe Door: How to Move Successfully from the Trial Court to the Appellate Court 
Dean Sanderford, Chief of Appeals, FPD CO & WY
Scott Wilson, First Assistant, FPD Utah

10:15-11:15  How to Write a Better Opening Brief 
Veronica Rossman, Senior Counsel, FPD CO & WY

11:30-12:50  Lunch Hour Opening Brief Clinics: Write a Better Statement of Facts and Summary of the Argument
Emma Rolls, AFPD OK Western, Veronica Rossman, Dean Sanderford, Scott Wilson, Barry Derryberry, Paige Nichols and others

(Attendees, please bring 2 copies of a Statement of Facts and Summary of the Argument from a brief authored by you.)

1:00-2:00  How to Deliver a Persuasive Oral Argument 
Margaret Katze, First Assistant, FPD New Mexico

2:00-3:00  Navigating Appellate Waivers 
Federal Defenders of the Tenth Circuit

3:00-4:30  Tenth Circuit Update 
Paige Nichols, AFPD Kansas
Jake Rasch-Chabot, AFPD CO & WYO
Barry Derryberry, AFPD OK Northern & Eastern