Botkin Chiarello Calaf partner Leah Bhimani Buratti will be explaining the ins and outs of the local rules and federal pleading rules at the Travis County Women Lawyers Association’s (TCWLA) “A Day in Federal Court” seminar at the Austin courthouse on May 12. Leah’s presentation will highlight key local rules and discuss practice pointers for preparing well-crafted pleadings.
“A Day in Federal Court” qualifies as a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required for those applying for admission to practice in the Western District of Texas.
Leah’s presentation will draw on her experience litigating in federal district courts around the country, as well as her work as a local counsel in the Western District. Her record of litigation success hinges on her nuanced legal strategies and ability to weave complex legal concepts into a persuasive case in front of judges and juries. Leah has helped her clients prevail on dispositive motions, negotiate favorable settlements, and win hundred-million-dollar jury verdicts.
In addition to her primary intellectual property and commercial litigation practice, Leah is deeply involved in providing pro bono services to asylum seekers. One of Leah’s most recent successes involves closing an 11-year pro bono asylum case on behalf of a Honduran woman fleeing domestic violence.
TCWLA’s seminar will be held in-person Friday, May 12 at the U.S. Federal Courthouse (501 West Fifth Street) in Austin from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Registration is $125 for government and non-profit attorneys, $185 for all other attorneys, and will provide 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.