CAAF and the Judge Advocates Association will host the 2009 Appellate Advocacy Symposium on 16 October at the George Mason University School of Law.  The cost is $50, which includes lunch and refreshments.

I’m excited about attending because the headliner is Thomas C. Goldstein of Akin, Gump’s Supreme Court practice.  Mr. Goldstein is also, of course, the co-founder of SCOTUSblog.  Mr. Goldstein’s topic will be “Effective Oral Advocacy and Brief Writing.”

Brigadier General John Cooke (Ret.) will be giving a lecture called “The Legacy of Judge Robinson O. Everett.”  Even if Mr. Goldstein weren’t speaking, this alone would make the conference worth the price of admission.

CAAF Clerk William A. DeCicco will be giving a lecture called, “Electronic Filing, Grostefon, and Other CAAF Practice Pointers.”

There will also be a demonstration and discussion of Case Management/Electronic Case Files, a panel discussion on “Practical and Ethical Issues for Appellate Government and Appellate Defense Counsel” and the annual panel of CCA judges.

Registration info will soon be available on JAA’s web site,

2 Responses to “2009 Appellate Advocacy Symposium”

  1. LTC Slade says:

    Didn’t Seth Waxman speak last year?

  2. Anonymous says:

    No, that was the CAAF Judicial Conference in 2008. The symposium was still pretty sweet though. They always do a good job.