Appellate Practice Section: Annual Meeting & Program

When:  Sep 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

This event is held in conjunction with the NEXT Conference.

1:00–2:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
2:00–4:00 p.m. Program

The Do’s and Don'ts of Oral Advocacy in Michigan’s Appellate Courts

This program will feature an eight-member panel consisting of four Michigan Supreme Court Justices, as well as four Michigan Court of Appeals Judges. The program will be moderated in a a question-and-answer format. All members of the bar are welcome to attend at no cost, including young lawyers having an interest in learning about appellate practice.

If anyone would like to submit a question to the panel, email Bridget Brown Powers at no later than September 17.

Moderator: Bridget Brown Powers, Brown Powers PLLC, Petoskey


  • Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing
  • Justice Brian K. Zahra, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing
  • Justice Bridget M. McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing
  • Justice David F. Viviano, Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing
  • Hon. Peter D. O'Connell, Michigan Court of Appeals, Lansing
  • Hon. Elizabeth L. Gleicher, Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit
  • Hon. Jane M. Beckering, Michigan Court of Appeals, Grand Rapids
  • Hon. Michael J. Riordan, Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit

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