Program Schedule

 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Registration


5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Opening Reception


7:30 pm

Dine Around (Optional)


 

Friday, April 1, 2022

7:30 am–3:00 pm

Registration


7:30 am–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast


7:30 am–8:45 am

New Fellow Orientation


8:50 am–9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Dan Polsenberg, AAAL President
Lewis Roca
Las Vegas, Nevada


9:00 am–10:45 am

Changes in the U.S. Supreme Court

Five advocates who have collectively argued over 100 cases before the Court will share their insights and perspectives regarding the impact of three new Justices, an emerging “shadow docket,” and recent cases involving abortion, criminal procedure, religious liberties, and more.

Panelists

Prof. Jeffrey L. Fisher
Stanford Law School
Stanford, California

Elizabeth Murrill
Solicitor General, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Kannon K. Shanmugam, AAAL Fellow
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Washington, D.C.

Kathleen Sullivan, AAAL Fellow
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Los Angeles, California

Moderator

Peter K. Stris, AAAL Fellow
Stris & Maher LLP
Los Angeles, California


10:45 am–11:00 am

Break


11:00 am–Noon

Changes in Society

Recent events have reinvigorated longstanding debates about election law and election security, First Amendment freedoms, incitement, protests both peaceful and violent, social justice reform, corporate power, eroding trust in media and government, and more. Panelists will discuss the interplay between these and other recent events and the law, what it all means for society, and the role lawyers can play as civic leaders and organizers beyond the typical role of providing legal representation.

Panelists

Laura Brill
Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
Los Angeles, California

Prof. Richard L. Hasen
University of California
Irvine, California

Pamela B. Petersen, AAAL Fellow
Axon Enterprise, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Prof. Eugene Volokh
University of California
Los Angeles, California

Moderator

Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., AAAL Fellow
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Los Angeles, California


Noon–12:15 pm

Break


12:15 pm–1:30 pm

Luncheon

Rollins Emerson
Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
San Francisco, California

Rollins Emerson, the archivist of the Ninth Circuit, will speak on the history of the Ninth Circuit, and in particular, the historic building that today serves as the Richard H. Chambers Courthouse. Built in a Spanish Colonial Revival style, the building was originally the Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows. During World War II, the building was converted into the McCornack General Hospital. It saw service for several additional decades after the war as a general purpose federal building. In 1981, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and transferred to the GSA to begin work restoring the building as a new southern California home for the Court.


1:30 pm–1:45 pm

Break


1:45 pm–3:00 pm

Changes in State Appellate Litigation (Part I)

Former state appellate judges share their insights and perspectives about the changing nature of the judiciary, the current state of appellate lawyering, and the extent to which technological advances will permanently change the nature of appellate judging and oral arguments.

Panelists

Justice Ming Chin (Ret.)
ADR Services, Inc.
San Francisco, California

Justice Margaret M. Grignon (Ret.), AAAL Fellow
Grignon Law Firm
Long Beach, California

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (Ret.), AAAL Fellow
Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, LLP
Austin, Texas

Moderator

Adam H. Charnes, AAAL Fellow
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Dallas, Texas


3:00 pm

Free Time


6:00 pm–6:45 pm

Reception


6:45 pm

Dinner and New Fellows Induction Ceremony


 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

7:30 am

Registration


7:30 am–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


8:30 am–10:00 am

Changes in the Ninth Circuit

Four judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will discuss ways in which the federal courts in general, and the Ninth Circuit in particular, are likely to evolve in the coming decade. Among the issues the panel will be discussing are preserving and enhancing public confidence and understanding of the judiciary; harnessing technology’s potential, in particular to expand access to justice for underserved communities; how caseloads have changed in recent years and what the judges see on the horizon for their dockets; and the impact on the court of the increased politicization of the confirmation process and the courts’ day-to-day work.

Panelists

Hon. Kenneth Lee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
San Diego, California

Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Pasadena, California

Hon. John B. Owens
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
San Diego, California

Hon. Kim Wardlaw
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Pasadena, California

Moderator

Kirk C. Jenkins, AAAL Fellow
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
San Francisco, California


10:00 am–11:00 am

Fellows Meeting and Forum


11:00 am–11:15 am

Break


11:15 am–12:30 pm

Changes in State Appellate Litigation (Part II)

Former state solicitors general from around the nation will share their insights and perspectives. The role of state solicitors general has changed significantly in recent years, and panelists will describe these changes as they have played out in state supreme and appellate courts. At the same time, as repeat players in these courts, our panelists will discuss the broader changes and trends they have observed in state-court practice.

Panelists

James R. Layton, AAAL Fellow
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt P.C.
St. Louis, Missouri

John Neiman, AAAL Fellow
Maynard Cooper & Gale
Birmingham, Alabama

Mary O’Grady, AAAL Fellow
Osborn Maledon, P.A.
Phoenix, Arizona

Michael A. Scodro, AAAL Fellow
Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, Illinois

Moderator

Tillman Breckenridge, AAAL Fellow
Stris & Maher LLP
Washington, D.C.


12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Dan Polsenberg, AAAL President
Lewis Roca
Las Vegas, Nevada


2:00 pm

The Huntington Library Chinese Garden Tour (Optional)
(Meet at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California.)
$40/person

Architecture, nature, art, and literature converge in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. On this 90-minute walking tour, specially trained docents will guide you through The Huntington’s renowned traditional Suzhou-style garden, featuring a 1.5-acre lake, pavilions, a canyon waterfall, and hand-carved stone bridges set against a wooded backdrop of mature oaks, pines, camellias, and blossoming plum trees.

General admission to The Huntington Library is included with your tour ticket (including current exhibitions on view).


7:00 pm

Dine Around (Optional)