How to Litigate a Constitutional Case and Oral Argument Tips from the Top

  • Courts
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • General

Featuring: Joel Oster, The Comedian of Law

Registration fee: $115 After October 16: $140

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How to Litigate a Constitutional Case

Constitutional litigation is a rewarding practice. Constitutional rights are some of the most cherished and valued rights people possess. And when those rights have been denied, people often feel like the system is crashing around them. This class will walk you through the steps of successfully bringing a constitutional claim.  This includes what kind of case you can bring, where you can file the case, the mechanics of standing, the complaint, summary judgment, appellate issues, and most importantly, getting fees paid.

Oral Argument – Tips from the Top

The notecard shuffle. Litigation for Dummies. Mooting for meaning. These, and many more, are oral argument tips from the top.  This class looks at the oral argument styles of the best advocators in the business, including such Supreme Court stalwarts as Paul Clement, Walter Dellinger and the Chief Justice himself.  We will see what makes these top talkers so effective.  Learn how they prepare and listen as they put their tips to practice before the Supreme Court.  In addition, this class will include the ever popular, and equally cringe-worthy, segment on Bench Slaps.  You don’t want to experience one personally.  But when it happens to someone else, well, we just can’t look away! We will see how these oral argument tips would have helped attorneys avoid the dreaded bench-slap. This session includes 1 hour of ethics as we cover the professional, and the not-so-professional, approaches to oral argument.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.0 Ethics & 2.0 General CLE Credits – CLE #2019-018