Despite tough national economic times, the Appellate Advocacy Committee continued to show steady growth over the last year, increasing its membership rolls from 511 at the end of 2009 to 524 as of June 2010.
The Committee has outlined a number of initiatives it hopes to follow in order to maintain a healthy membership, including coordinating recruitment efforts with DRI's Amicus Committee, a natural ally in the area of appellate practice, and targeting new members to join the Committee, particularly those who were judicial clerks following law school.
One area where everyone can make a difference is by reaching out to other Committee members. You can do this by contacting a member to ask them about a DRI project, or calling to simply network.
If you or a colleague wish to become further involved in the Appellate Advocacy Committee, or have questions about membership, please let us know. Also, please send on any ideas or leads you may have for increasing our membership to Paula or me at the email addresses below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Todd Page, Membership Chair
Stoll Keenon Ogden
Paula Vraa, Membership Vice-Chair
Saint Paul, MN