Appellate Circuit

Upcoming CLE with Fifth Circuit Law Clerks: DO NOT File Motions as Litigants and DO Object to Glossin’ Opinions

Meet current and past Judicial Law Clerks at United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for Do’s and Dont’s.

Roundtable Discussion with Law Clerks from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal:

Dos and Don’ts CLE

In Person & Webinar

MAR 23, 2022 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: MAR 25, 2022

NOBA’s Appellate Practice Committee seeks to provide practical CLE programs for both seasoned appellate practitioners and those attorneys who only occasionally practice in the appellate courts.

This CLE will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in a round-table discussion with several current law clerks for judges of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

The discussion will include appellate procedural issues, some of which may be unique to federal court, as well as practical tips from a law clerk’s perspective for any attorney who is handling an appeal in the United States Fifth Circuit.

WHEN & WHERE

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: NOBA Boardroom
650 Poydras Street, Ste. 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

Or

Live Zoom Meeting

CLE:

1 hour of CLE credit including Appellate Specialization

SPEAKERS

Pat Vickery

Law clerk to Judge Clement, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

Patrick A. Vickery

Law Clerk – U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Dallas, Texas, United States

Relevant Experience

Law Clerk to the Hon. Edith Brown Clement
U.S. Courts of Appeals

Aug 2021 – Present
8 mos

McKool Smith
Associate
Aug 2020 – Aug 2021
1 yr 1 mo
Dallas, Texas, United States

U.S. District Courts
Law Clerk to the Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, III
Aug 2019 – Aug 2020
1 yr 1 mo
Sherman, Texas, United States

Oliver Kaufman

Law clerk to Judge Davis, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

Oliver Kaufman
Judicial Law Clerk at United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court Of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Aug 2020 – Aug 2021
1 yr 1 mo
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Chris Handy

Former Law clerk to Judge Eugene Davis, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

About Chris Handy

Chris is an associate in Bradley Murchison’s New Orleans office. He assists clients in the areas of medical malpractice, toxic torts, railroad matters, and federal court litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as law clerk to the Hon. Michael Juneau of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA.

There, he worked on a variety of matters related to federal law, federal procedure, and Louisiana state law.

Subsequently, Chris served at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as law clerk to the Hon. Eugene Davis in New Orleans

There, he gained experience on complex and often novel matters of federal law, federal procedure, and legal matters of national importance. During his time at the federal courts, Chris has given lectures at LSU and Tulane’s law schools on issues of federal law and state law.

Jennifer Rogers

Career Law clerk to Judge Englehardt, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

Jennifer Rogers
District / Circuit Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, also
formerly for 5th Circuit Judge James L. Dennis

Suzanne Graffeo

 Law clerk to Judge Englehardt, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

Suzanne Graffeo
Law clerk to Judge Davis, U.S. 5th Circuit Court

LOUISIANA FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL NOTICE OF JOB OPENING – LAW CLERK

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal seeks a law clerk to directly assist an appellate judge with case-specific duties.

Working under the judge’s exclusive supervision and direction, clerks analyze the legal arguments of litigants, perform legal research, draft legal memoranda, and assist the judge with drafting opinions and writ dispositions.

Clerks must have considerable knowledge of legal research methods and be able to analyze and organize facts and legal precedents in difficult and complex cases.

Clerks must have strong writing skills and must be able to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong computer skills, especially with word-processing programs, are also a must.

Applicants must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.

At least three years of experience required. Previous experience as a law clerk a plus.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample to jobs@fifthcircuit.org 

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Upcoming CLE with Fifth Circuit Law Clerks: DO NOT File Motions as Litigants and DO Object to Glossin’ Opinions
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