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Ax these terms from your legal writing
Posted on: Mar 9, 2017

As appellate practitioners, we continuously strive to improve our legal writing and find ways to tighten up our prose. In a column for the ABA Journal, Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, offers a “blacklist” of words “that do nothing but blemish the documents that contain them.”

Save the Date for the Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Justice Kagan to Speak at Dinner
Posted on: Mar 1, 2017

Indianapolis will play host to this year’s joint Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the Annual Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference on April 30 through May 2 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. This Bench-Bar meeting is a gathering of federal practitioners and all federal judges from across the Seventh Circuit to discuss important topics related to practice in and business of the federal courts.

Message from the Chair: February 2017
Posted on: Feb 17, 2017

Keep up with Appellate Practice Section happenings: take a look at February's message from section chair, Carol Nemeth Joven.

Applications Now Being Accepted to Fill Retiring Justice Rucker's Seat
Posted on: Jan 23, 2017

Justice Rucker's retirement has just been announced, and the Indiana Supreme Court will be accepting applications to fill his seat.

Brevity: A More Effective and Appreciated Means of Appellate Advocacy
Posted on: Jan 17, 2017

A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit reminds us that brevity is also a more effective and appreciated means of appellate advocacy. In Pinno v. Wachtendorf, the Seventh Circuit criticized counsel for the verbosity in their appeal briefs.

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