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August 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
August 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Invitation Only

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August 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Federal Judicial Officers Only
Meeting begins at 8:30 am

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August 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Ceremonies

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States will answer attendee questions in this special opening session presentation.

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August 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
August 23, 2018 @ 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

The Right Honorable Lord John Dyson, former President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Head of Civil Justice, will share his views on the legal issues and political implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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August 23, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
August 23, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has made a deep mark on free speech law. The Roberts Court has dramatically changed First Amendment doctrine on campaign finance, abortion protests, public employee unions, and numerous other important aspects of national life. The Court’s First Amendment decisions have sparked lively debate about the nature and impact of the current Justices’ approaches to free speech. This panel will discuss how the Roberts Court has influenced free speech law and what the Court’s decisions and doctrines might portend for the future of the First Amendment.

Panelists:
Circuit Judge Robert Bacharach, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Moderator
Professor Greg Magarian, Washington University School of Law
Professor Michael McConnell, Stanford Law School
Donald Verrilli, former U.S. Solicitor General

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August 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 Ticketed Event
The host bar and reception venue are sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Invitation Only

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August 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
August 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This panel will review the last term of the Supreme Court and share insights on how the Court’s most recent decisions will impact the balance of power between federal and state governments, religious freedoms, the powers of the President, gun rights, technology and much more.

Panelists:
Circuit Judge Allison Eid, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Moderator
Professor Pam Karlan, Stanford Law School
Jeffrey Lamken, MoloLamken, LLP
Professor Michael McConnell, Stanford Law School

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August 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
August 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this thought provoking presentation Bryan Stevenson, author of the New York Times Bestseller Just Mercy will share his views on how society can overcome racial and economic injustice and protect the rights of vulnerable individuals.  Introduction by Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

American Inns of Court Award presented to Honorable Alfred C. Harrell of the Denver County Court by Chief Circuit Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich.
Portrait Presentation honoring Senior Circuit Judge Paul Kelly of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals with remarks by Senior Circuit Judge David Ebel.
Portrait Presentation honoring Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States with remarks by Senior Circuit Judge Bobby Baldock and Theresa Wardon Benz.

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August 24, 2018 @ 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

The doctrine of qualified immunity is increasingly under attack by scholars and judges, yet its demise is hardly apparent in Supreme Court or Tenth Circuit case law. The panel will examine the defense from diverse perspectives and provide practical tips and pointers for plaintiffs, defendants, and judges about how to navigate this complex doctrine at different stages of civil rights litigation.

Panelists:
Professor Karen Blum, Suffolk University Law School
Louis Bullock, Bullock Bullock & Blakemore
Toby Crouse, Solicitor General for the State of Kansas
David Lee, author of Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation

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August 24, 2018 @ 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

This program is inspired by Neal Gabler’s article, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,” which appeared in the May 2016 issue of The Atlantic. Professors Yang and Dobbie will discuss the article’s findings and will also delve into their own empirical research, which examines the long-term effects of Chapter 13 bankruptcy on individuals’ fiscal and physical well-being.

Panelists:
Professor Will Dobbie, Princeton University
Professor Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School

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August 24, 2018 @ 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

A panel of civil and criminal litigators will tackle the growing problem of incivility between adversaries. The panel will lead a lively exchange of ideas on how incivility undermines our creed of professionalism, runs afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and what litigators and judges can do about it.

Panelists:
Virginia Grady, Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, Moderator
Nick Badgerow, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne
Melanie Morgan, Morgan Pilate LLC
Rex Sharp, Sharp Law
Robert Troyer, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado

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August 24, 2018 @ 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
August 24, 2018 @ 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

The doctrine of qualified immunity is increasingly under attack by scholars and judges, yet its demise is hardly apparent in Supreme Court or Tenth Circuit case law. The panel will examine the defense from diverse perspectives and provide practical tips and pointers for plaintiffs, defendants, and judges about how to navigate this complex doctrine at different stages of civil rights litigation.

Panelists:
Professor Karen Blum, Suffolk University Law School
Louis Bullock, Bullock Bullock & Blakemore
Toby Crouse, Solicitor General for the State of Kansas
David Lee, author of Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation

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August 24, 2018 @ 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

This program is inspired by Neal Gabler’s article, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,” which appeared in the May 2016 issue of The Atlantic. Professors Yang and Dobbie will discuss the article’s findings and will also delve into their own empirical research, which examines the long-term effects of Chapter 13 bankruptcy on individuals’ fiscal and physical well-being.

Panelists:
Professor Will Dobbie, Princeton University
Professor Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School

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August 24, 2018 @ 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

A panel of civil and criminal litigators will tackle the growing problem of incivility between adversaries. The panel will lead a lively exchange of ideas on how incivility undermines our creed of professionalism, runs afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and what litigators and judges can do about it.

Panelists:
Virginia Grady, Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, Moderator
Nick Badgerow, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne
Melanie Morgan, Morgan Pilate LLC
Rex Sharp, Sharp Law
Robert Troyer, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado

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August 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Faculty of Federal Advocates.
All conference attendees welcome.
Cash Bar

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August 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States joins the Tenth Circuit Historical Society for its biennial Fireside Chat.
Moderated by Circuit Judge Carolyn McHugh and Circuit Judge Nancy Moritz

 

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August 24, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sponsored by the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and the Federal Bar Association Federal Litigation Section.

All conference attendees and guests are welcome.

Dessert and Cash Bar

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 25, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

District Judges — Broadmoor Colorado Hall B
Bankruptcy Judges — Broadmoor Colorado Hall C
Magistrate Judges — Broadmoor Colorado Hall F

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August 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The number of civil jury trials has been trending downward for more than thirty years. What factors are contributing to this decline? Cost of litigation? Alternative dispute resolution? Potential for a ruinous outcome? This program looks at the trends, examines the reasons cited for the decline, presents some changes in trial procedure, and considers the larger costs of not taking cases to trial.

Panelists:
Justice Melissa Hart, Colorado Supreme Court
Steve Susman of the New York University Civil Jury Project
Senior District Judge Thomas Marten of the District of Kansas
Magistrate Judge Gwynne Birzer of the District of Kansas

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August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
August 25, 2018 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Whether you struggle with legal writing or you are a good writer who can’t explain how you work your magic with words, prepare yourself to change how you think about writing. Professor Timothy Terrell, author of Thinking Like a Writer, will share strategies for writing with clarity and persuasiveness in this two part session.

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August 25, 2018 @ 11:20 am - 11:40 am
August 25, 2018 @ 11:40 am - 12:40 pm

Presentation by Professor Timothy Terrell, author of Thinking Like a Writer continues.

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August 25, 2018 @ 12:40 pm
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