Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is pleased to announce that the firm will partner with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on an upcoming CLE series to provide attorneys interested in appellate law with practical tips and tools, an analysis of emerging trends and issues in the field, and a judicial viewpoint on the practice.
The Appellate Strategies and Perspectives CLE series will include three sessions in 2013, each following a similar format. Practitioners in the field will begin by discussing how to achieve success and avoid pitfalls at various stages of an appeal. Then a panel of academics and legal observers will speak on contemporary issues affecting appellate practice. Finally, current or former judges will offer their perspective on the previous two topics or other areas of appellate practice.
The first seminar will take place on April 4, 2013. The seminar will include a presentation from Vorys appellate attorneys on the issues that an attorney must consider to succeed at the earliest stages of an appeal and a panel discussion with Moritz faculty on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and other campaign finance related issues currently being considered by appellate courts. It will also include remarks from Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office. Prior to joining Vorys, Stratton served for 16 years as a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio.
About Vorys’ Appellate Practice: Vorys practitioners have represented clients in the Supreme Court of the United States, federal courts of appeals, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and other appellate courts in Ohio and in states across the nation. Vorys’ ranks include more than 15 lawyers who served as law clerks on appellate courts, and nearly 40 lawyers whose clerkships with trial judges have given them unique awareness of potential appellate issues. The Vorys appellate subgroup regularly monitors the appellate courts to ensure that its attorneys and clients are kept apprised of important decisions and trends.
About The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Faculty: Moritz faculty members are regularly cited in court, serve on legal reform commissions, help draft model statutes, and provide testimony before Congress. Other faculty members lead judicial workshops and have argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.