Lectures & Events

Exploring the Quirks of Appellate Jurisdiction
CWRU Law Downtown Lecture Series
MAR 14, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Professor Pollis will give an overview of the jurisdiction of federal and Ohio appellate courts, with an eye toward helping practitioners wade through the patchwork of jurisdictional rules and exceptions and to understand the differences between the federal and Ohio systems. The presentation will be designed to help both those seeking to invoke appellate jurisdiction and those seeking to evade it.
Speaker Information
Andrew S. PollisAndrew S. Pollis
Visiting Assistant Professor
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Andrew S. Pollis is an Assistant Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. He has also taught Appellate Practice and Basic Mediation. Andrew graduated cum laude in 1990 from Harvard Law School and then practiced for 18 years with the Cleveland-based law firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP before joining the Case faculty in 2008.

Andrew has argued numerous cases in appellate courts throughout the country and is included in the Best Lawyers in America for his work as an appellate lawyer. In 2008 Andrew became one of the first 11 attorneys to be certified as a specialist in appellate law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He also has extensive trial experience, amassing verdicts totaling over $560 million since 2003.

Andrew is co-author (along with Judge Mark P. Painter) of the last three editions (and forthcoming 2011-12 edition) of Ohio Appellate Practice (Thomson/West Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook series). His article, The Need for Non-Discretionary Interlocutory Appellate Review in Multidistrict Litigation, was published in Fordham Law Review in March 2011.

Andrew has also served in leadership positions of the American, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. Since 2010 he has served as counsel to the Appellate Rules Subcommittee of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Additional Information
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast preceding each program.
8:30-9:30 a.m. – Lecture

Free and open to the public.
1. hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.

Case Downtown Lectures will take place on the following dates:
Fall 2011: September 14, October 26, November 16, December 14

Spring 2012: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

Recording in any form is prohibited

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