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Got Amici? Strategic and Technical Considerations in Amicus Participation in Litigation

(1.0 General Participatory Credit and 1.0 Participatory Specialization Credit in Appellate Practice Applies)

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Date Published

October 26, 2020


San Diego County Bar Association


Appellate Practice Section, Appellate Specialization


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Join us for an insightful discussion on amicus participation in appellate practice. This program will address the court’s receptiveness to amicus briefs and in what kinds of cases amicus participation is helpful. The program will also cover some of the fundamentals of amicus briefing, what the briefs should contribute, and strategic considerations of how it can be most impactful.

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Carmela Simoncini, Esq.
Adjunct Professor - Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Professor Carmela Simoncini has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. During... Read More

Eugene Volokh, Esq.
Distinguished Professor at Law - UCLA

Eugene Volokh teaches First Amendment law and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also... Read More

Johanna S. Schiavoni, Esq.
Certified Appellate Specialist - CA Board of Legal Specialization

Johanna Schiavoni is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California and has more than 17 years of... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Got Amici? - Video
Got Amici? - Paper
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