Judicial Confirmation Process

2016 North Carolina Judicial Candidate Forum

Triangle Lawyers Chapter Thursday, October 06, 06:00 PMThe Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Hanover I Ballroom
421 South Salisbury Street,
Raleigh, NC 27601


  • Justice Robert Edmunds, Jr.
  • Judge Richard Dietz
  • Judge Abe Jones
  • Judge Linda Stephens
  • Hunter Murphy
  • Judge Margaret P. Eagles (campaign representative)

Moderator:  Donna Martinez - John Locke Foundation, Carolina Journal, and WPTF

In November, North Carolina voters will head to the polls to vote to fill one North Carolina Supreme Court seat and five Court of Appeals seats.  The candidate forum will provide the candidates with the opportunity to discuss their judicial philosophies and their view of the role of the judiciary in our system of government.

Address by Tim Cerio - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Tim Cerio, Edwin A. Scales February 03, 2016

Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott of Florida, delivered this address at the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL. He was introduced by Judge Ed Scales of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.

Address by Tim Cerio

  • Mr. Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott
  • Introduction: Hon. Edwin A. Scales III, Florida Third District Court of Appeal

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

A Conversation on Judging - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Charles T. Canady, William H. Pryor Jr., R. Alexander Acosta, Morgan W. Streetman February 03, 2016

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

A Conversation on Judging

  • Hon. Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Moderator: Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Dean, Florida International University College of Law
  • Introduction: Mr. Morgan Streetman, Founder and Principal, Streetman Law

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Next Supreme Court Justice - Podcast

Litigation Practice Group Podcast
Thomas L. Jipping, Carrie Severino January 15, 2016

Whoever the next President is, judicial appointments will be among his or her most important legacies. With four Supreme Court Justices over the age of 77, this is a particularly timely discussion. This Teleforum discussed what the next President should look for in judicial nominees. It also discussed whether and how the President takes the Senate's views into account when making judicial nominations.


  • Thomas L. Jipping, Chief Counsel, Senator Hatch, Judiciary Committee
  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network

Life on the Bench - Event Audio/Video

2015 National Lawyers Convention
Brett M. Kavanaugh, Alex Kozinski, Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Jerry E. Smith, David Stras, David B. Sentelle, Dean A. Reuter November 19, 2015

Many attorneys see a judgeship as the pinnacle of professional achievement in the legal world. It could be the visibility of judges, their unquestioned decision-making authority, the absence of clients, life tenure, or some other aspect of being a judge. Our panel of judges will discuss the realities of a career on the bench. The panelists will share their thoughts on topics as diverse as the role of the judiciary, judicial philosophy, stare decisis and precedent, opinions and dissents, the judicial appointment process, the state of the legal profession, and much more.

This panel was presented at the 2015 National Lawyers Convention on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Special Session: Life on the Bench
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. David Stras, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Moderator: Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC