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REGISTRATION FOR Academics


July 17th at 11:00 am – 5:30pm EDT
Registrants will be able to access the platform on July 17 from 10:00 am - 6:30pm EDT to view featured materials and to network with one another before and after the Forum (networking lounge is for judges only).

The 2021 Judges Forum is a one-day judicial educational conference. General sessions are also open to law professors and attorneys. Participants will consider (1) the critical role jury-related fairness issues play in civil trials (even when those cases are reviewed on appeal) and (2) how the judiciary might address jury trial fairness through the rulemaking roles of appellate judges, in creating new civil procedure rules or amending old rules, e.g. to direct trial court judges to allow challenges for bias.  Panels of legal experts will debate original academic research prepared for the Forum by law professors. Attending judges are invited to participate in small discussion groups throughout the day.  


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Paper Presenters

Shari Seidman Diamond

Shari Seidman Diamond

Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Valerie P. Hans

Valerie P. Hans

Cornell Law School
 

FORUM MODERATOR

Steve Herman

Steve Herman

President, Pound Civil Justice Institute

Panelists

Steven C. Gonzalez

Hon. Steven C. González

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Washington
 

Edwina G. Mendelson

Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson
New York State Unified Court System, Office for Justice Initiatives

Nancy Marder

Nancy Marder

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Mary Rose

Mary R. Rose
University of Texas at Austin

Kim M. Boyle

Kim M. Boyle

Phelps Dunbar LLP
New Orleans, LA
 

Douglas K. Burrell

Douglas K. Burrell
President-Elect, DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar
 

Roxanne Barton Conlin

Roxanne Barton Conlin

Roxanne Conlin & Associates
Des Moines, IA
 

Preston Tisdale

Preston Tisdale
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Bridgeport, CT
 

Luncheon Speakers

Tobias Millrood

Tobias Millrood

President, American Association for Justice

Hon. Gregory E. Mize (ret.)

Hon. Gregory E. Mize (ret.)

National Center for State Courts, Center for Jury Studies

2021 FORUM FOR STATE APPELLATE COURT JUDGES
Registration Is Closed