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Please join us for a half-day symposium celebrating the
40th Anniversary of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
AGENDA - UPDATED 10/30/23
12:45 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 – 1:10 Welcome
1:10 – 1:40 The Campaign to Create the Minnesota Court of Appeals
Lori Sturdevant, Retired Star Tribune Reporter and Author
1:45 – 2:45 Keynote: Intermediate Courts of Appeal and the Rule of LawDon Verrilli, Former United States Solicitor General
2:45 – 2:55 Break
2:55– 4:10 Panel 1 - The Role of State Appellate Courts and State Constitutions
Professor Elizabeth Bentley, University of Minnesota Law School
Professor John Bessler, University of Baltimore Law School
Chief Judge Erin Lagesen, Oregon Court of AppealsDavid Lillehaug, Of Counsel, Fredrikson & Byron, former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
4:10 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:00 Panel 1– What’s ahead for the Minnesota Court of AppealsJudge Theodora K. Gaïtas, Minnesota Court of AppealsCathryn Middlebrook, Minnesota Chief Appellate Public DefenderLiz Kramer, Minnesota Solicitor GeneralErica Holzer, Partner, Maslon LLP
5:00 - 7:00 Reception
Heavy appetizers provided | cash bar
3.25 Standard Credits applied for in Minnesota.
This program will have in-person attendance only.
Parking is available at posted rates at multiple ramps and surface lots near campus.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: