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Fourth Circuit Appellate Practice Webinar - September 8, 2021

August 23, 2021
4th Circuit Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit Appellate Practice

Video Webinar

Date:  September 8, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration for the Fourth Circuit Appellate Practice Webinar has been expanded and reopened.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is pleased to announce the Appellate Practice Webinar to be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Webinar is free of charge, but registration is required.

Event Overview:

9:00 am –
10:00 am
Insights on Supreme Court and Appellate Practice
Chief Judge Roger Gregory leads a conversation with Michael Dreeben, former Deputy Solicitor General in charge of the government’s criminal docket. Nationally acclaimed as a master of appellate advocacy, Mr. Dreeben shares insights drawn from his representation of the government in over 100 cases before the Supreme Court and in en banc arguments before ten federal circuit courts.
10:00 am –
11:10 am
Effective Advocacy Before the Fourth Circuit
Judge Albert Diaz moderates a panel discussion with Circuit Judges Paul Niemeyer and Stephanie Thacker and appellate attorneys Kannon Shanmugam and Jennifer May-Parker. The panel shares the dos and don’ts of briefing and argument, answers questions about Fourth Circuit practice and procedure, and offers strategies for effective appellate representation.
11:10 am –
12:00 pm
How to Write a Persuasive Appellate Brief
Ross Guberman, author of Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates and creator of BriefCatch, demystifies appellate brief-writing and shares tips and Fourth Circuit examples for key junctures in written advocacy, including introductions, fact statements, and winning arguments.

Continuing Legal Education: CLE credit for the live webinar has been approved for North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Conference materials are available at aps2021materials.pdf ( Conference materials are available for individual CLE applications in other jurisdictions. Questions? Contact