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WELCOME TO THE 8th CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION

The Bar Association was formed to improve and facilitate the administration of justice within the courts of the Eighth Circuit; to raise the standards of proficiency and integrity in federal practice; to develop and implement effective, efficient, and uniform rules of practice and procedure within the courts of the Eighth Circuit; and to assist the judiciary of the Eighth Circuit in whatever manner requested. 

Membership is open to all attorneys who are admitted to practice before the United States Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, as well as all federal judges and federal judicial clerks within the geographic area of the Eighth Circuit.

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In oral argument, focus on making a positive statement about what the judges should do in the case to support your position. Replace “my client asks that the lower court decision be affirmed because _____” with “the Court should affirm the lower court decision because _____.”

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The Eighth Circuit Bar Association's membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.  

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