This Friday afternoon I'm giving the Fifth Circuit update at the mighty Conference on State and Federal Appeals (so sad I can't see all my friends at the conference this year - hopefully this is the last one fully on zoom)…
I'm often asked how to find out who the appellate lawyers in Texas are (by students or laterals). One way, it occurs to me, is to just make a list of all the speakers. That's underinclusive, but it'll capture a LOT of us.
Also, the timing gives you a fair summary of Texas appellate practice - Fed Appeals is Friday PM, with most of the conference given over to state appeals. That's ... how practice is here too.
@doncruse's statistical presentation is a can't miss.
Connie will be awesome on dealing with the press.
@JudgeDanHinde on the PJC is top notch
A superstar panel with @RuthanneDeutsch on RBG. Timely and exciting.
Amicus Carl on Amicus Briefs

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Interesting Title VII case tonight from CA5 - this will need to be a slightly long thread. #AppellateTwitter.…

OK, so, broad strokes - to bring a Title VII claim for employment discrimination, you have to write down your beef and send it to the EEOC. It's a special form called the "Charge." You get a right to sue about anything on the Charge. 2/
If you don't do the Charge, your case gets dismissed. If your lawsuit includes something that's not on the Charge, dismissed. The Charge is very important.

Most folks don't have a lawyer when they do the Charge. /3
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Great offer from a friendly Swedish judge!
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I love the US. But the notion that we don’t have a lot to learn from all our friends overseas has always struck me as a little sad. There’s all these interesting people with askew ideas to learn stuff from! We all speak the same legal language!
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As ever, thanks to all of you who participate. You all enrich both my practice and my life.
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May all the errors be clear and the discretions abused!
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