The State Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee has scheduled a free CLE for July 13th at 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the courthouse in Alexandria. The CLE will focus on oral argument and include an illustrative moot court. The timing is pretty convenient, because the Supreme Court will be hearing writ arguments in Alexandria the following day. And the price is right.

On the downside, the CLE is called a “symposium.” I find that weirdly intimidating. Also, my toga is at the cleaners.

That said, I attended one of the group’s CLEs last year. It was excellent. I would expect no less here–especially since my colleague, Monica Monday (a very experienced oralist in her own right) is organizing the event. Contact her at if you are interested. Registration is required.