April 16-17, 2020 | Little Rock, AR

2020 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium


Notice 3-12-20: We have made the decision to cancel the Corbin Symposium due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. We do not want to put our speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and vendors at risk. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes you. Refunds will be issued as soon as possible. 

Register by Friday, March 13th to save $75 on your 2-day registration fee. 

Both Days + Reception
$300 until 3/13/20
Thursday + Reception
$250

This program has been approved for 13 CLE hours. 

April 16-17, 2020 | Little Rock, AR

2020 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium


Notice 3-12-20: We have made the decision to cancel the Corbin Symposium due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. We do not want to put our speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and vendors at risk. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes you. Refunds will be issued as soon as possible. 

Register by Friday, March 13th to save $75 on your 2-day registration fee. 

This program has been approved for 13 CLE hours. 

About the Symposium

The Symposium was created to honor Justice Donald L. Corbin’s contributions to the legal profession and to honor his memory. Proceeds from the Symposium are used for endowed scholarships at the UALR Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law, and to encourage training and education in the area of Appellate Advocacy.

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2020 Symposium Speakers 

We have a great lineup of amazing speakers! Take a look: 

Justice Abbi Silver

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Heidi Brown

Joseph Regalia

Raffi Melkonian 

+ 18 more! Click below to view all speakers:

2020 Symposium Speakers 

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Agenda 

All sessions located in the Friday Courtroom unless otherwise stated.

Day 1 Thursday, April 16th

8:00am - 8:30am  

Registration


8:30am - 9:30am  

Professor Heidi Brown

Untangling Fear in Lawyering


9:30am - 10:30am

Professor Hilary Reed

Appellate Writing Strategies from Top Supreme Court Briefs  


10:30am -10:40am  

Break


10:40am - 11:40am  

Raffi Melkonian 

Oral Argument preparation in SCOTUS 


11:45am - 12:45pm  

Lunch


12:45pm - 2:15pm  

Brian Brooks Paul Charton Kyle E. Burton Tim Cullen, Moderator  

The New Rules for Electronic Records and Briefs (without an Abstract) in Arkansas Appellate Courts 


2:15pm - 3:15pm  

Joe Regalia

Robo-writing: Powering Up Your Legal Prose with the Latest Tech Tools


3:15pm - 3:25pm  

Break


3:25pm - 4:55pm  

Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer - MO Court of Appeals, Western District Chief Judge Kevin Emas - FL Third District Court of Appeals Chief Judge Rita Gruber - AR Court of Appeals Professor Terrance Cain, Moderator 

Court of Appeals Panel


5:15pm - 6:30pm  

Reception Honoring the Speakers

Bowen Law School, Dean's Gallery 2nd Floor


Day 2 Friday, April 17th

8:00am - 8:30am  

Registration


8:30am - 10:00am  

Justice Annabelle Tuck, Ret. AR Supreme Court Justice Justice Paul Danielson, Ret. AR Supreme Court Justice Justice Robert Brown, Ret. AR Supreme Court Justice Debra Reece, Moderator 

Retired Supreme Court Justices Panel


10:00am - 11:00am  

Eric Magnuson Damien Riehl  

 Screen Writing for Screen Reading


11:00am - 11:10am

Break


11:10am - 12:10pm  

Joe Regalia

The Legal Storyteller: Persuading by Pulling on the Heartstrings. Learn What It Is about Stories that Science Says Can Help Us Convince Others


12:10pm - 1:15pm  

Lunch


1:15pm - 2:45pm  

Justice Abbi Silver, Supreme Court of Nevada Chief Justice Noma Gurich, Supreme Court of Oklahoma Justice Mary Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri Judge Emily White, Moderator 

Supreme Court Panel


2:45pm - 2:55pm  

Break


2:55pm - 3:55pm  

Steven R. Morrison Challenging the Folk Wisdom of the Effective Appellate Brief


4:00pm  

Adjourn


Symposium Location

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this year’s event.

  • Phone: 501.265.9917

Hotel Info

We have a group rate available at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown. Rooms are limited and must be booked by March 25, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott

  • Phone: (501) 975-9800 (Corbin Symposium Block)
Book Your Stay 

Claim Your Spot Now

Register by Friday, March 13th to save $75 on your 2-day registration fee. 

REGISTER TODAY!

Claim Your Spot Now

Register by Friday, March 13th to save $75 on your 2-day registration fee. 

If you'd like to be a sponsor at this year's Symposium, please contact info@pulaskibarfoundation.com. 

If you'd like to register by mail, please print and submit the below form. Please mail to: PCBF, P.O. Box 22, Little Rock, AR 72203.