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Seventh Circuit Rising Professionals Symposium

Thursday, March 2, 2023
3:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

1.0 hour CLE

Thursday, March 2, 2023
3:00–6:00 PM

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 South Wacker Drive,
Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606

The Rising Professionals Symposium was designed primarily for law students and younger lawyers (under 40 or with less than 10 years of experience) who desire to elevate their careers and expand their networks across the Seventh Circuit. The program will be a premier professional development and networking opportunity for younger federal practitioners in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Attendees will attend in-person presentations regarding legal writing, trial practice, and business development. The keynote address will be delivered by the Honorable Michael Y. Scudder, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The Symposium will conclude with a networking reception that will begin at 5:00 pm. All members of the Federal Bar Association within the Seventh Circuit, including federal judges, experienced federal practitioners, and younger lawyers are encouraged to join the rising professionals at the networking reception.

Event registration will be complimentary for current law students and recent law school graduates, i.e., classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. You can register to attend the entire 3-hour Symposium or the networking reception only.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Noelle Brennan

Noelle Brennan
Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd

lisa kpor

Lisa M. Kpor
Holland & Knight, LLP

 Writing to Persuade Judges Presentation

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John Moynihan
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Alexandra Genord

Alexandra Genord
Bartlit Beck LLP

Business Development Presentation


Kristine Argentine
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Preserving Error for Appeal Presentation


Donald E. Morgan
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Keynote Address and Fireside Chat

michael scudder

Hon. Michael Y. Scudder
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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Amelia G. Raether
Latham & Watkins LLP



Thursday, March 2, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Illinois CLE Credit
Photo ID is required to enter the building


Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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