The Conference will be held May 7-10, 2008 at the Marriott Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Judicial Conference of the Sixth Circuit is an annual gathering of all circuit, district, bankruptcy and magistrate judges of the Circuit. Every other year (on even-numbered years) members of the bar are invited to participate in the conference. Rule 205 of the Sixth Circuit Rules govern the attendance and membership requirements of these conferences.
If you have any questions concerning the Conference, please contact the Circuit Executive Office:
Phone: (513) 564-7200
Fax: (513) 564-7210
The Program on Thursday, May 8, will feature two plenary sessions; “Supreme Court Review” by Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and “The Federalization of Election Law.”
The program on Friday, May 9, will feature a plenary session on the 1964 trial of Jimmy Hoffa in Chattanooga in which he was convicted of fraud and jury tampering. This plenary session will be followed by breakout sessions on Appellate Review, Bankruptcy, Sentencing, and Employment Law.
Program sessions will begin at 8:30 A.M. on Thursday and Friday and conclude at 12:00 Noon and 12:30 P.M. respectively. The conference banquet will be held on Friday evening, May 9, and will feature remarks by Sixth Circuit Justice John Paul Stevens On Saturday morning, May 10, 2008, the program will conclude with Circuit and District Meetings commencing at 9:00 A.M. and adjourning at 11:00 A.M. The Circuit and District Meeting format will encourage the active participation by all lawyers and judges in the discussion of issues and problems in each court as well as other issues that may be identified throughout the Conference. Social and recreational activities are in the planning stage and will be fully explained in the registration materials.