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  • 30 Nov 2022 10:50 AM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    The Fall 2022 Newsletter is available here. Read all about Eighth Circuit cases at SCOTUS, recent circuit decisions on appellate jurisdiction, and the court's new BriefQC tool.  

  • 11 Oct 2022 4:33 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Apply to serve on the Eighth Circuit Bar Association Board of Directors – applications needed for representatives from the District of Nebraska, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Arkansas, District of North Dakota, and the Southern District of Iowa, plus for certain officer positions

    Calling all applicants!  The Eighth Circuit Bar Association is seeking applicants for upcoming openings on its Board of Directors, including from the District of Nebraska, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Arkansas, the District of North Dakota, the Southern District of Iowa, and an at-large position. Directors will be elected for three-year terms starting in January 2023.

    The Board is also seeking applications to serve open officer positions, which include President-Elect and Secretary.

    The Board consists of one member from each judicial district in the Eighth Circuit as well as five at-large members. Members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings and also serve on one or more committees.

    Any member of the Association is eligible for election to the board of directors. The board is seeking members with diverse backgrounds to serve on the board, including candidates reflecting diversity in gender, race, ethnic background, and professional experience. 

    To apply, members should fill out an application form, which is available here

    To be considered for these openings, applicants are advised to apply on or before December 1, 2022.  Directors must be active members of the Association (i.e., be current in their dues) to be considered.


  • 30 Jun 2022 8:21 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    The Spring 2022 newsletter is available here. Read all about extraordinary writs, the Jury Instruction Builder, and insights and reflections from the recently retired chief deputy clerk. 

  • 02 Mar 2022 7:23 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Click here for the Winter 2022 newsletter and read all about the recipients of the Richard S. Arnold Awards and amendments to the local rules. 

  • 07 Sep 2021 8:00 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Application form is available here.

  • 30 Jun 2021 6:07 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    New bylaws are available here

  • 30 Jun 2021 5:53 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    The Spring 2021 issue of the Newsletter is available here! This issue includes tributes to Judge Kermit Bye and Judge Laurie Smith Camp as well as tips for the record on appeal.

  • 28 Feb 2021 4:15 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    The Newsletter strives to publish articles that are interesting and useful to appellate judges and practitioners. Substantive articles should generally focus on appellate rules, jurisdiction, procedure in the Federal Courts of Appeals, particularly within the Eighth Circuit. The Newsletter also welcomes articles about practitioners and judges within the geographic area of the Eighth Circuit.

    Want more info? Take a look at the Guidelines for Writers


  • 24 Feb 2021 7:28 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Check out the Winter 2021 issue of the newsletter for insights on remote advocacy and pleading state punitive damages in federal court. 


  • 02 Nov 2020 9:31 PM | Michael Goodwin (Administrator)

    Check out the Fall 2020 Newsletter, which features a tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tips from the clerk, a review of Eighth Circuit cases at SCOTUS, and more!

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