Moderated by the Honorable Mark A. Kearney, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Never before in the history of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court have three Justices filled vacancies at one time. In January 2016, that historic event occurred as Justice Christine Donohue, Justice Kevin M. Dougherty and Justice David N. Wecht were all sworn in as Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In this engaging program moderated by the Honorable Mark A. Kearney, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, you will get to know Pennsylvania’s three new Supreme Court Justices as they are embark on their terms as Supreme Court Justices.
The Justices tell you what works and what doesn’t work for each of them in allocatur petitions and Supreme Court appellate briefs. You learn about the standards of review and why Superior Court briefs should not be “recycled” when a case is appealed to the Supreme Court. You’ll be treated to the Justices’ candid observations about “best practices” in oral argument. You will learn how the Justices work with their law clerks, how the decision process works in the Supreme Court, how opinions are assigned and so much more.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet and learn from all three of Pennsylvania’s newest Supreme Court justices. In just 90 minutes you will be treated a quick-paced program that offers fascinating insights into our talented new Justices.
Recorded live on March 7, 2016