Halftime at the Supreme Court
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
While most lawyers will never appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, few can argue that their practices have never been affected by one of the Court’s rulings. This term alone, the justices are taking on issues ranging from campaign finance to legislative prayer, with sojourns into environmental regulation, labor relations, and securities class actions. The Court’s decisions in these cases will form must-know precedents for lawyers all over the country, settling conflicts throughout the federal circuits and shaping the American legal landscape.
This program will provide explanations of the major cases of this term and provide insight into what potential outcomes—as well as opinions already issued—might mean for lawyers and their clients. It will also try to look into the future of the Court’s activity and discuss what kinds of issues are piquing its interest and what attorneys should be on the lookout for in upcoming terms.
Finally, we’ll talk about running a Supreme Court practice with one of the preeminent Supreme Court litigators in the country and address the challenges facing lawyers in this high-profile, high-stakes practice area.
• Gain a high-level understanding of the cases that have been decided by or argued before, or that are currently pending before, the Supreme Court.
• Get a look at what to expect from the Court in the second half of its October 2013 term.
• Hear an analysis of possible outcomes in cases that will affect both the business community and the lawyers who represent business interests.
• Learn about the Court as an institution and what to expect from the Court going forward.
• Discover what it’s like to run a Supreme Court practice in the Roberts Court era.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
The variety of topics addressed by the cases on the Supreme Court’s docket make the program suitable for a variety of lawyers whose clients may be impacted by the Court’s rulings this term. The material will be of particular value to litigators in both the trial and appellate worlds and to anyone with a particular interest in the Supreme Court as an institution.
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of litigation practice.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.5 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.5 credits (may vary based on from which location requested)