Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jan 23-26: Seattle - 2017 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy w.#MCLE Credit

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our 2017 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition. The competition will take place Monday, January 23 through Monday, January 30. More information about the competition and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email.

We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:

  • 3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged*
  • Free parking
  • Dinner
You may register to serve as a judge using this online sign-up sheet.
If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions can be sent to judges@uw.edu
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.
Sincerely,
Carolyn White
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board

Credit:
Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading, and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.

2017 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy 
Competition Schedule

Monday, January 23: Preliminary Round #1
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 

Tuesday, January 24: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 

Wednesday, January 25: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 

Thursday, January 26: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 

Monday, January 30: Final Round
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

9:00-10:30 p.m.           Awards ceremony and refreshment