Kate Galston was elected chair of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers during the annual Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, which was held this year in Philadelphia, PA.
The Council of Appellate Lawyers is a part of the ABA’s Judicial Division and is the only national appellate practice bench-bar organization. The organization’s mission is to foster a dialogue between federal and state appellate lawyers and judges with the purpose of improving appellate practice.
As a part of its work, the Council of Appellate Lawyers works with the Appellate Judges Education Institute to sponsor and develop legal education programs at the annual AJEI Summit. The AJEI Summit brings together prominent appellate lawyers from around the country and features legal education programs taught by the country’s most distinguished appellate judges and lawyers. This year’s speakers included U.S. Supreme Justice Elena Kagan and other judges from federal circuit courts and state appellate courts.
Kate Galston, who focuses her practice on appeals, has been actively involved in the Council of Appellate Lawyers for over six years. During her involvement with the Council of Appellate Lawyers, she has chaired, moderated, and spoken on a number of programs on appellate practice throughout the country.
As Chair of the Council of Appellate Lawyers, Kate Galston is also a member of the executive committee of the ABA Judicial Division’s Appellate Judges Conference and the executive committee of the Appellate Judges Education Institute.