Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the Sixth Circuit Practice Institute, which will be held on May 6th in Cincinnati.  The Sixth Circuit Practice Institute is sponsored by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Dayton Chapters of the Federal Bar Association, in connection with the Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association.  Typically, this event is held once every four or five years, and the significance of it is perhaps greater this year given the cancellation of the open Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.  If you are interested in learning more about the Practice Institute or registering, please click here.  As in years past, there will be a number of panels of judges addressing various topics, including error preservation, brief writing, and oral argument.  There will also be panels on the technological changes impacting appellate practice, and we will be fortunate to have speakers on criminal appellate practice, the practice of the state solicitors general, as well as representatives of the clerk’s office and the mediator’s office providing valuable insights.  This program will be very beneficial to the novice appellate attorney and the seasoned veteran alike.  Moreover, as an added bonus this year, attorneys who are not yet admitted to practice at the Sixth Circuit can be sworn in by Chief Judge Batchelder at the conclusion of the program.  We certainly hope that you will join us at this great event!