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February 25, 2020
Ashleigh Leitch to Present at Appellate Practice Institute

Ashleigh Leitch will present “The Nuts and Bolts of an Appeal: How to Build a Better Appeal” at Minnesota CLE’s 14th Annual Appellate Practice Institute. Ashleigh and Christopher Bowman (Madigan, Dahl & Harlan) will discuss ways to improve the preservation and presentation of an appeal, while following the written and unwritten rules of appellate procedure, protocol, and persuasion.

Specializing in labor and employment law, Ashleigh represents companies, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and individuals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. She has successfully argued appeals before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Most recently, Ashleigh briefed and argued a case before the Eighth Circuit regarding ADA public accommodations, which resulted in a published decision preserving her client’s win in the lower court. Additionally, Ashleigh’s advocacy as first chair on a constitutional law case before the Minnesota Supreme Court resulted in nation-wide precedent in favor of her client. Ashleigh’s other appellate experience includes successfully overturning a judgment of almost $750,000 against her client and piercing the corporate veil.

The Appellate Practice Institute will be held at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis on Friday, February 28, 2020. For course information or to register, please visit www.minncle.org.

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