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2012 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Kansas City

Kansas City welcomes the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference on Aug. 8-10, 2012, focusing on “Landmark Litigation in the 8th Circuit Courts: Views From the Bench, Bar and Academy.” Federal practitioners are invited to gather with the judges from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, District Courts, Magistrate and Bankruptcy Courts.

The conference program includes a wide range of topics for civil, criminal and bankruptcy bar members. Multiple CLE breakout sessions will be offered throughout the conference. Conference attendees will also enjoy U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s first-ever presentation of the “Virtual Tour of the Supreme Court.”

A panel will explore “8th Circuit Courts and Professional Football: The Past—district cases, magistrate mediation, and circuit options,” and Ted Olsen and Paul Clement will discuss “Litigating High Profile Cases: Health Care, NFL, Bush v. Gore, etc.” In addition, Judge Kenneth W. Starr, president of Baylor University, will provide a Supreme Court case update.

The conference qualifies for 10.2 hours of Missouri CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of ethics credit. Past conferences have been approved for CLE credit in all states within the 8th Circuit.

First time conference attendees are invited to attend a private reception with Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 4:00 p.m.

After the many educational opportunities during the day, participants are encouraged to enjoy the social events planned for conference-goers, including the College Basketball Experience, a reception at the Kauffman Center and a performance of "Aida." On Friday afternoon, there is also an opportunity for lunch and a CLE program at the National Archives with a tour to follow at the National World War I Museum.

The conference will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Registration closes July 23, so make plans now to register online or mail in your printed registration form.

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