The Harvard Law School Association of San Diego and
The Stanford Law School San Diego Alumni Chapter


ABCs of Ninth Circuit Judicial Reading and Writing

A conversation with
Judge Patrick Bumetay, HLS '06
Judge Michelle Friedland, SLS '00
Judge John B. Owens, SLS '96

Moderated by Michael Attanasio, SLS '90

Thursday, April 27, 2023
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. PDT
(Link will be sent after registration)

Oral argument gets a great deal of public attention, but it’s the briefs that drive how Judges decide cases and write their opinions.

Topics to be covered will include:

• What is the most consequential error that advocates make in their briefs?
• How does technology affect how Judges read briefs?
• What’s the best way for attorneys to address weaknesses in their cases in briefs?
• How do Judges incorporate what is in the briefs into their opinion writing?
• To what extent do Judges try to reach agreement in conference and in the process of opinion writing?


Event Information


12:00PM - 1:00PM Thu 27 Apr 2023, Pacific timezone


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