The Federal Bar Association is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of federal practice at noon on Wednesday, February 22, in Wade Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of federal law practice and discuss some of what makes federal practice distinct from practice in state court. The panel will consist of local federal practitioners. The discussion will cover a variety of points, including what areas of law practice are, by their very nature, necessarily federal; how federal court differs structurally from state court; how practice in federal court differs from practice in state court; and advice for students who wish to pursue a federal-practice career trajectory. Panel speakers will include:
Defense-Side: Gary Peeples, Burch, Porter & Johnson
Plaintiff’s Side: Bryce Ashby, Donati Law Firm
US Attys Office: Kasey Weiland, United States Attorneys Office
Fed. Public Defender: Tyrone Paylor, Office of the Federal Public Defender
Civil Rights: Tannera Gibson, Burch, Porter & Johnson
Panel Moderator: Shea Oliver, Burch, Porter & Johnson
All students are welcome.