Customs and International Trade Bar Association




Date:     May 11, 2015
Place:    U.S. Court of International Trade
              One Federal Plaza
              New York, NY  10278
Time:     5:00 - 7:00pm
Price:     $60 ($30 for government employees)
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The report of the 2015 CITBA Nominating Committee and proxy language for members unable to attend can be found below.

Prior to the Annual Meeting, CITBA will sponsor a CLE event.  The full day's agenda can be found below:

2014 Customs and International Trade CLE Program

May 11, 2015

Sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)

Location:  U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York

I.        OVERVIEW

This afternoon seminar program will provide a review of courtroom technology available for customs and international trade practitioners appearing before the U.S. Court of International Trade.  The first half of the seminar will include a technology demonstration that will consist of an overview by Court personnel and two mock demonstrations - one relating to a customs matter and the other a trade remedies matter.  The second half of the seminar will include a presentation on preparing versus coaching witnesses and the important ethical considerations that arise in that area.  Panelists will include practitioners, government attorneys, and judges of the Court. 

II.        AGENDA 

2:00 - 3:20pm     -     Technology Demonstrations
                                      1.5 CLE Credits

Customs Presentation:

                       Through a mock CBP hearing, participants will demonstrate the technology available for use in 
                       customs trials and hearings, and how to effectively use the technology to advance your arguments
                       while in the courtroom as well as from a separate location.

                       Judge Mark Barnett, U.S. Court of International Trade
                       Lawrence Friedman, Partner, Barnes Richardson
                       Frances Hadfield, Counsel, Crowell & Moring
                       Justin Miller, Senior Trial Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
                       Guy Eddon, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
                       Russell Semmel, Associate, Neville Peterson LLP

Trade Remedies Presentation:

                       Similarly, using a mock hearing, participants will demonstrate the technology available to trade
                       remedies practitioners in hearings at the Court.


                       Judge Claire R. Kelly, U.S. Court of International Trade
                       Thomas Beline, Associate, Cassidy, Levy Kent LLP
                       Joshua Kurland, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

3:20 - 3:40pm     -     Break

3:40 - 5:00pm     -     Ethics Panel:  Preparing Versus Coaching Witnesses
                                      1.5 CLE Credits

                                 This panel will explore ethical considerations involved in preparing witnesses for depositions,
                                 hearings, and trials, including but not limited to examining competing policy considerations,
                                 prompting non-client witnesses, coaxing versus coercing a witness and whether there are any
                                 different considerations for government attorneys.

5:00 - 7:00pm     -     Reception and CITBA Annual Meeting
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