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The Fifth Circuit isn't a bad place to practice if you want to be on the forefront of some of the nation's most pressing legal issues. From 3D-printed guns, to Bird Law, to immigration, abortion and voting rights, the Fifth Circuit makes news.

But how do you make it as an appellate lawyer? Above the Law says to "follow your heart." Sure! But how about those skills? And in appellate practice, those skills are primarily brief writing and oral argument. Thankfully, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit is there to help you out, for a modest fee. The organization is putting on a two day CLE crash course in appellate advocacy this fall.